A&P makes major hires to support turnaround

by Bryan Salvage
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MONTVALE, N.J. – Six executives have been appointed to the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc.’s merchandising and marketing team to support the company’s turnaround. The appointments are: 

  • Marie Robinson, senior vice president of supply and logistics
  • Nancy Gaddy, vice president of deli and bakery
  • Kevin Broe, vice president of Own Brands
  • Harry Giglio, vice president of meat and seafood
  • Bob Weidner, vice president of customer experience and space management
  • Corey Pearson, vice president of pricing and analytics

Nancy Gaddy is responsible for enhancing the company’s deli and bakery offerings. Prior to joining A&P, she was vice president, deli, bakery and foodservice operations for Winn Dixie Stores. She has more than 23 years of experience in deli and bakery services through roles with increasing responsibility at Ahold and Ingles Market.

Harry Giglio is charged with enhancing the meat and seafood selection and value proposition for customers. Harry has more than 30 years of corporate and field management in food retail through management positions at Stop n Shop and Shaw’s Supermarket. Prior to joining A&P, he was the vice president, perishables for Weis Markets.

“A key element of our comprehensive turnaround is to further enhance value for our customers and their shopping experience in our stores through our broad selection of food products and superior service,” said Tom O’Boyle, A&P executive vice president merchandising and marketing. “Marie, Nancy, Kevin, Harry, Bob and Corey are proven, high-caliber leaders, and their combined expertise will significantly strengthen our merchandising and marketing organization and supply chain, and advance our operational and financial restructuring.”

Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation's first supermarket chains. It operates 395 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh and Food Basics banners.

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