Midwestern grocer Fareway Stores is reorganizing its leadership team, with the promotions of Garrett S. Piklapp to president and Michael J. "Mike" McCormick to chief retail officer, effective immediately.
Piklapp has served at Fareway for 13 years, most recently as executive vice president/secretary/general counsel. McCormick, a 24-year veteran of Fareway, was most recently executive vice president of merchandising.
In addition, Jacob W. "Jake" Moran joins the team as chief financial officer, replacing the retiring Craig A. Shepley effective Oct. 31, 2021. Shepley is leaving Fareway after 36 years of service. Moran joined the retailer in April of this year as senior vice president finance and accounting.
“Garrett and Mike have been important members of our leadership team for many years, and we are excited to have Jake join this team,” said Reynolds W. Cramer, Fareway CEO. “They each bring specialized skills to help lead, support and execute our strategy with our officer team, department leaders and retail employees. Since becoming CEO nearly eight years ago, I’ve been dedicated to the growth and experience of our teams at all levels. Today’s announcement gives me great satisfaction in seeing this plan achieve another milestone. There is much to be excited about at Fareway, and I’m grateful to have this team assist me in leading our Fareway Family into the future.”
Family-owned Fareway Stores operates 129 grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The company is headquartered in Boone, Iowa.