s here last week elevated three executives to new positions. The wholesaler named Tracy Moore vice president of marketing, merchandising and trade relations. This is a new role, as Moore will supplement her former duties as vice president of merchandising. She will also manage New England investment inventory purchasing and will coordinate and maintain trade relations programs. Moore has been with C&S since 1992, when she joined the company in a buying role.
Zena Tessier has been promoted to vice president of merchandising, taking on some of the previous responsibilities of Moore. She will manage the New England and Southeast non-perishable merchandising and investment inventory purchasing. Her former role as senior director of merchandising has not yet been filled. Tessier started with the company in 1994 as a grocery buyer.
Dan Fudger was promoted to senior director of merchandising and trade relations, a newly created position. He will be responsible for all corporate vendor initiatives, trade relations, and all merchandising programs. No one will be replacing him as director of trade relations. He has been with the company since 1998, when he joined as a coordinator of the company's Crossroads program.