Ralphs Grocery Co., Compton, Calif., said Dave Ackerman has been named vice president of produce and floral. Ackerman, who was most recently director of produce marketing, reports to Chuck Ackerman (no relation), group vice president of the perishables division. Ackerman succeeds Kerry Hodges, who retired after 25 years with Ralphs.
Northeast Cooperatives, Brattleboro, Vt., said Mark Novak has been appointed chief operating officer. Novak, previously direc