Southeastern Grocers is undergoing a number of restructuring moves including a new divisional structure for Bi-Lo and new appointments for operations and merchandising personnel, company sources confirmed to SN Wednesday. Southeastern Grocers is parent of the Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo and Harveys chains.
Among the new arrivals is Mark Scates, named SVP of store operations. Scates is a former executive with Coles, the Australian retailer that previously employed Southeastern’s CEO, Ian MacLeod.
The report said Bill Nashaan, currently the chief merchandising officer of the company, would be appointed to a new role overseeing the Harveys banner as well as the company’s Winn-Dixie stores in South Florida. The company is expected to name a new CMO at a later date.
Following the recently announced sale of Bi-Lo’s stores in Chattanooga, the banner will be split into Bi-Lo East, to be led by newly hired executive Gordon Schmidt, and Bi-Lo West, to be headed by Fred Shropshier. Schmidt is a former VP at Target and SVP at convenience store chain The Pantry.
At Winn-Dixie, Shawn Sloan has been named regional VP of North Florida; Eddie Garcia will be regional VP of Central Florida; and Joey Medina will be regional VP of West Florida. Drew Elkins has been named regional VP of Alabama and Mississippi; and Tracey Edwards, regional VP of Louisiana.
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