SN's 2011 Power 50

SN's 2011 Power 50: People (and The "Like" Button) on the front lines of the food industry this year.

The Top 10

1. Mike Duke, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores [3]
2. David Dillon, chairman and CEO, Kroger Co. [4]
3. Steve Burd, chairman, president and CEO, Safeway [5]
4. Craig Herkert, president and CEO, Supervalu [6]
5. John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO, Whole Foods Market [7]
6. Dick Boer, CEO, Ahold [8]
7. Charles Youngstrom, co-president, Aldi U.S. [9]
8. Pierre-Olivier Beckers, chairman and CEO, Delhaize America [10]
9. Danny Wegman, CEO, Wegmans Food Markets [11]
10. Jim Sinegal, CEO, Costco Wholesale Corp. [12]

Conventional Supermarkets

11. Charles C. Butt, chairman and CEO, H.E. Butt Grocery Co. [13]
12. Ed Crenshaw, CEO, Publix Super Markets [14]
13. David Shapira, chairman, president and CEO, Giant Eagle [15]
14. Ric Jurgens, chairman and CEO, Hy-Vee [16]
15. Fred Morganthall, president, Harris Teeter; chairman, FMI [17]

Food Wholesalers/Cooperatives

16. Joseph S. Colalillo, chairman and CEO, Wakefern Food Corp. [18]
17. Rick Cohen, CEO, C&S Wholesale Grocers [19]
18. Jerry Garland, president and CEO, Associated Wholesale Grocers [20]
19. Al Plamann, CEO, Unified Grocers [21]
20. Steven L. Spinner, president and CEO, United Natural Foods Inc. [22]

Other Retailers Selling Food

21. Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO, Target Corp. [23]
22. Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO, Dollar General Corp. [24]
23. Dan Bane, chairman and CEO, Trader Joe’s [25]
24. Greg Wasson, president and CEO, Walgreen Co. [26]
25. Hank Meijer, co-chair and CEO, Meijer Inc. [27]

Manufacturers

26. Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestlé S.A. [28]
27. Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO, Procter & Gamble Co. [29]
28. David Lewis, president, personal care, Unilever [30]
29. Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo [31]
30. Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods [32]
31. David Peacock, president, Anheuser-Busch [33]
32. Muhtar Kent, president and CEO, The Coca-Cola Co. [34]
33. Donnie Smith, president and CEO, Tyson Foods [35]
34. Kendall J. Powell, chairman and CEO, General Mills [36]
35. Gary Rodkin, president and CEO, ConAgra Foods [37]
36. John Bryant, president and CEO, Kellogg Co. [38]
37. William R. Johnson, chairman, president and CEO, H.J. Heinz Co. [39]
38. Daniel Servitje, CEO, Grupo Bimbo [40]
39. Denise Morrison, president and CEO, Campbell Soup Co. [41]
40. David DeLorenzo, president and CEO, Dole Food Co. [42]
41. John P. Bilbrey, president and CEO, The Hershey Co. [43]

Other Players

42. Robert E. Hill Jr., president and CEO, Acosta Sales & Marketing Co. [44]
43. Joseph Hansen, president, United Food and Commercial Workers [45]
44. The “Like” Button [46]

Associations/Government

45. Michelle Obama, First Lady, United States of America [47]
46. Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO, Food Marketing Institute [48]
47. Pamela Bailey, president and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association [49]
48. Peter Larkin, president and CEO, National Grocers Association [50]
49. Tom Vilsack, secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture [51]
50. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner, Food and Drug Administration [52]