Common Denominators: What traits do this year’s Power Players share?

Common Denominators: What traits do this year’s Power Players share?

This page presents new category breakdowns that group power players according to traits they have in common. This answers such questions as: Which leaders are recession busters? Which are nutrition champions? And so on. Each trait is given an identifying icon that is also used in the profiles throughout this issue. These alphabetical lists for each characteristic aren’t meant to be all-inclusive, but rather to provide a sampling of those who excel in each.

Jump To the Following Lists:

Acquisition Buster [2]
Nutrition Champion [3]
New to List [4]
Format Innovator [5]

Recession Buster [6]
Sustainability Chief [7]
Policy Star [8]
Turnaround Artist [9]


ACQUISITION ARCHITECT

Carlos Brito [10], Anheuser-Busch InBev
Gary Chartrand [11], Acosta Sales and Marketing Co.
Rick Cohen [12], C&S Wholesale Grocers
Douglas Conant [13], Campbell Soup Co.
Ed Crenshaw [14], Publix Super Markets
Jerry Garland [15], Associated Wholesale Grocers
Al Plamann [16], Unified Grocers
Michael B. Polk [17], Unilever Americas
Thomas M. Ryan [18], CVS Caremark Corp.

NUTRITION CHAMPION

Paul Bulcke [19], Nestlé S.A.
David DeLorenzo [20], Dole
Muhtar Kent [21], Coca-Cola Co.
David Mackay [22], Kellogg Co.
Indra Nooyi [23], PepsiCo.
Kendall J. Powell [24], General Mills

NEW TO LIST

Pamela Bailey [25], Grocery Manufacturers Assoc.
Robert Carpenter [26], GS1 US
David DeLorenzo [20], Dole
Mike Duke [27], Wal-Mart Stores
Cathy Green [28], Produce Traceability Initiative
Margaret Hamburg [29], FDA
Craig Herkert [30], Supervalu
Lisa Jackson [31], EPA
Bob McDonald [32], Procter & Gamble
Barack Obama [33]
The Private Label [34]
Thomas M. Ryan [18], CVS Caremark Corp.
Leslie G. Sarasin [35], Food Marketing Institute
Kathleen Sebelius [36], Health and Human Services
Laura Sen [37], BJ’s Wholesale Club
Tom Vilsack [38], U.S. Department of Agriculture

FORMAT INNOVATOR

Steve Burd [39], Safeway
Mike Duke [27], Wal-Mart Stores
Ric Jurgens [40], Hy-Vee
David Shapira [41], Giant Eagle

RECESSION BUSTER

Dan Bane [42], Trader Joe’s
Pierre-Olivier Beckers [43], Delhaize Group
Charles C. Butt [44], H.E. Butt Grocery Co.
Douglas Conant [13], Campbell Soup Co.
Ed Crenshaw [14], Publix Super Markets
David Dillon [45], Kroger Co.
Rick Dreiling [46], Dollar General
Mike Duke [27], Wal-Mart Stores
Jerry Garland [15], Associated Wholesale Grocers
David Mackay [22], Kellogg Co.
Hank Meijer [47], Meijer Inc.
Al Plamann [16], Unified Grocers
Michael B. Polk [17], Unilever Americas
Kendall J. Powell [24], General Mills
John Rishton [48], Ahold
Irene Rosenfeld [49], Kraft Foods
David Shapira [41], Giant Eagle
Jim Sinegal [50], Costco Wholesale Corp.
Danny Wegman [51], Wegmans Food Markets
David J. West [52], The Hershey Co.
Charles Youngstrom [53], Aldi U.S.

SUSTAINABILITY CHIEF

Muhtar Kent [21], Coca-Cola Co.
John Mackey [54], Whole Foods Market

POLICY STAR

Pamela Bailey [25], Grocery Manufacturers Assoc.
Steve Burd [39], Safeway
Joseph S. Colalillo [55], Wakefern Food Corp.
Margaret Hamburg [29], FDA
Joe Hansen [56], UFCW
Ric Jurgens [40], Hy-Vee
Barack Obama [33]
Leslie G. Sarasin [35], Food Marketing Institute
Kathleen Sebelius [36], Health and Human Services
Tom Vilsack [38], U.S. Department of Agriculture
Thomas Zaucha [57], National Grocers Association

TURNAROUND ARTIST

Rick Dreiling [46], Dollar General
Peter Lynch [58], Winn-Dixie Stores
John Rishton [48], Ahold
Gary Rodkin [59], ConAgra Foods
David J. West [52], The Hershey Co.