Foote Faces Turnaround Challenge at Loblaw

NAME:Mark Foote TITLE:President and chief merchandising officer, Loblaw Cos. CHALLENGE:Leverage new systems for greater efficiencies while learning the ropes of food retailing. TORONTO In one sudden leap, Mark Foote, president and chief merchandising officer of Loblaw Cos. here, went from selling hockey skates to food. The announcement last year that after 27 years Foote was leaving Canadian Tire,

NAME:
Mark Foote

TITLE:
President and chief merchandising officer, Loblaw Cos.

CHALLENGE:
Leverage new systems for greater efficiencies while learning the ropes of food retailing.

TORONTO — In one sudden leap, Mark Foote, president and chief merchandising officer of Loblaw Cos. here, went from selling hockey skates to food.

The announcement last year that after 27 years Foote was leaving Canadian Tire, the venerable hard goods r

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