The Pantry names Dickson chairman

Convenience-store operator The Pantry, based in Cary, N.C., said Friday it has named former Harris Teeter CEO Thomas W. “Tad” Dickson as its new chairman.

Dickson succeeds Edwin J. Holman, who had been chairman since 2009, but was recently pushed out by activist investors, according to a report in the Charlotte News & Observer. A spokesman for The Pantry could not be reached for further comment.

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