COMMERCE, Calif. — Unified Grocers here said Monday it has named Bob Ling chief executive officer, succeeding the retiring Al Plamann, effective May 1. Ling has been president of the member-owned cooperative since mid-2011. According to Plamann, "The succession plan the board and senior management put in place more than a year ago is now setting the stage for future growth. I believe the future for Unified is in very good hands." Ling joined the company in 1996 as ...

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