EXECUTIVE CHANGES

Jackson Promoted to VP at Stater Bros.kets here said last week Dean Jackson has been promoted to vice president, insurance administration. Jackson will be responsible for all corporate insurance, including liability, workers' compensation and employee benefits. Most recently, Jackson was director of insurance administration. She has worked for the company since 1975, serving as receptionist, secretary

Jackson Promoted to VP at Stater Bros.

kets here said last week Dean Jackson has been promoted to vice president, insurance administration. Jackson will be responsible for all corporate insurance, including liability, workers' compensation and employee benefits. Most recently, Jackson was director of insurance administration. She has worked for the company since 1975, serving as receptionist, secretary and claims manager.

Nicholson Named Fleming Group President

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week Scott Nicholson has been promoted to operating group president. He will report to Steve Davis, executive vice president and president, wholesale. Previously, Nicholson served as president of Fleming's Miami division. He will now be responsible for supporting the associates and customers of the Lincoln, Neb., Topeka, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., divisions.

In related moves, Tom Zatina, senior vice president of operations, will be responsible for Fleming's Massillon, Ohio, and Milwaukee, LaCrosse and Superior, Wis., divisions, in addition to the Fort Wayne division he already oversaw.

Bill Merrigan assumes responsibilities as the senior operations executive for Fleming's Minneapolis division in addition to his duties as senior vice president of logistics.

Mark Batenic, senior vice president of operations with responsibility for the Northeast and King of Prussia, Pa., divisions, assumes additional responsibility for Fleming's South Brunswick, N.J., division.

John Kaplan was promoted from general manager of the Lincoln, Neb., division to division president, reporting directly to Nicholson.

In addition, Andy Anderson, senior vice president of operations, will be retiring.

Garrison Appointed Piggly Wiggly President

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Piggly Wiggly Co. here said Jim Garrison has been named president. Garrison had been interim president, and, prior to that, vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Piggly Wiggly, he served as director of advertising for Fleming, Dallas.

Castro-Wright Named NEW Wal-Mart de Mexico president

MEXICO CITY -- Wal-Mart de Mexico here said last week it has named Eduardo Castro-Wright to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer, reporting directly to Cesareo Fernandez, chairman and chief executive officer. Previously, Castro-Wright held a variety of positions with Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., most recently as president of transportation and power systems, worldwide.

Lynch Joins Albertson's Board

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here said last week it has named Peter Lynch, president and chief operating officer, to its board. Lynch's appointment increases the number of board members to 13. Previously the company's executive vice president of operations, Lynch became Albertson's president and COO last year.