New CEO at Kenny ShopRites

WILMINGTON, Del. — Kenny Family ShopRites here has named Chris Kenny president and chief executive officer of the five-store operator.

Kenny, 36, succeeds his father, company founder Bernard Kenny, 74, who remains chairman of the retailer, according to local reports. The elder Kenny was a former Pathmark executive who acquired two ShopRites in 1994 to launch his business, according to a report on the succession by DelawareOnline.

Chris Kenny has held several executive posts at the family business and most recently was chief financial officer. The company, a member of the Wakefern Food Stores [3] cooperative, Keasbey, N.J., opened its fifth ShopRite location earlier this year in Bear, Del.