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Longtime Stater Bros. exec promoted to head of retail ops

BY DSN STAFF

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations. In this position, Meyer will be responsible for the retail operations of all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Training Center.

Meyer is a 42-year member of the Stater Bros. "family." He first joined Stater Bros. in 1971 as a Courtesy Clerk at the company’s La Sierra Supermarket in Riverside and progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision positions.

In 2009, he was promoted to senior regional VP, and in 2011, he was promoted to his most recent position of SVP retail operations.

He currently serves on the boards of directors for Stater Bros. charities and the California Grocers Association.

In his new position, Meyer will report to Jim Lee, president and COO.

"Dan is a well-respected and valuable member of our senior management team," stated Jack Brown, CEO. "This promotion is a result of his leadership skills and the contributions that he has made towards the success of the company’s retail operations department."

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IMAHelps seeks volunteer pharmacist for international medical mission

BY Alaric DeArment

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — A nonprofit organization based in California is looking for a volunteer pharmacist for a medical mission to Peru.

IMSHelps has assembled a team of nearly 100 doctors, surgeons, nurses, dentists and support personnel who will visit Huacho, Peru, for a 10-day medical mission, starting Aug. 8. The group said it was specifically looking for pharmacists who had previously volunteered on international medical missions and who were willing to travel without a spouse or significant other.

"We have assembled one of the largest medical humanitarian missions to Peru in recent memory," IMAHelps president Ines Allen said. "However, we still need a pharmacist to complete our team."


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Kroger names in-house veteran group VP non-perishables

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday promoted Robert Clark as group VP non-perishables.

"Robert brings impactful leadership and extensive merchandising experience to our team," stated Michael Donnelly, Kroger’s SVP merchandising. "His valuable knowledge of our customers across the country will further strengthen our strategic direction."

As group VP, Clark will be responsible for grocery, health and beauty, adult beverage, general merchandise and pharmacy.

Clark began his career with Kroger in 1985 as a courtesy clerk at Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona. Since then, he has held various leadership positions, including store and district management, as well as in grocery merchandising. In 2002, Clark was promoted to VP merchandising at Fry’s. In 2010, he was named VP operations for the Columbus Division before assuming the role of VP merchandising at Fred Meyer in October 2011.


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