EXECUTIVE CHANGES

Rice Appoints Merchandiserarkets here has named Vern Buford director of grocery merchandising and buying, a new position.Buford, who reports to Gary Friedlander, company president, was head buyer of the grocery department. Succeeding him in that slot is Joe Mayeux, formerly a grocery buyer and merchandiser at the chain.Before joining Rice Food Markets in November 1994, Buford held positions at Grocers

Rice Appoints Merchandiser

arkets here has named Vern Buford director of grocery merchandising and buying, a new position.

Buford, who reports to Gary Friedlander, company president, was head buyer of the grocery department. Succeeding him in that slot is Joe Mayeux, formerly a grocery buyer and merchandiser at the chain.

Before joining Rice Food Markets in November 1994, Buford held positions at Grocers Supply Co., Randalls Food Markets and Fleming Cos.

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