Staying the Course

Alec Covington knows how to steer a ship. That is true both literally he's been an avid boater for years and figuratively, as he seeks to guide Nash Finch Co. back to calmer seas. Despite some recent turbulence, the chief executive officer of the Minneapolis-based retailer and distributor is keeping the company pointed dead ahead at the bearings he set when he took the helm three years ago next month.

Alec Covington knows how to steer a ship.

That is true both literally — he's been an avid boater for years — and figuratively, as he seeks to guide Nash Finch Co. back to calmer seas.

Despite some recent turbulence, the chief executive officer of the Minneapolis-based retailer and distributor is keeping the company pointed dead ahead at the bearings he set when he took the helm three

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