BJ’s taps Baldwin as president, COO

BJ’s taps Baldwin as president, COO

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has named Christopher Baldwin president and chief operating officer, effective September 8. He will be responsible for business operations, including merchandising, logistics, membership, marketing and club operations and will also join the company’s board of directors. “I am very excited to welcome Chris to the BJ’s team,” said

Ellis retires as president and COO of Kroger

Ellis retires as president and COO of Kroger

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. announced that president and chief operating officer Mike Ellis has retired after four decades with the company. Ellis, 57, will be returning to Portland, Ore., the company said on Tuesday. Ellis started as a parcel clerk at a Fred Meyer store in 1975. Kroger acquired Fred Meyer in 1999. Ellis assumed

Fred’s appoints Bloom president and COO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former CVS and Family Dollar Stores Inc. executive Mike Bloom has become president and chief operating officer of small-box discounter Fred’s Inc. “Our board of directors views this senior management addition as an important step in the process of developing the Fred’s team of the future,” said company chairman Michael Hayes. “The hiring

Neas to leave GPhA in the autumn

WASHINGTON — Ralph Neas, president and chief executive officer of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, has announced he will step down from his position in the fall. Neas has led GPhA since September 2011. During his remaining tenure, he will continue to serve as CEO until a successor is named and will work to ensure a

Bartell Drugs goes outside the family for new president

SEATTLE — Brian Unmacht has been named president of Bartell Drugs, becoming the first person outside the Bartell family to hold the title at the 125-year-old chain. nmacht, 54, former executive vice president and chief operating officer at retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) has served as a member of Bartell’s board of directors since 2011. The