QUINCY, Ill. — Niemann Foods here has announced the promotions of Jim Cox to the position of senior vice president and Ron Cook to vice president and director of marketing. Cox’s responsibilities will encompass all supermarket, pharmacy and Ace Hardware operations throughout the company. Cox, who has been part of the organization for over 20 years, became a vice president in 2004. Cook, meanwhile, will be responsible for coordinating marketing activities for the supermarket, convenience stores, pharmacy, pet and hardware store formats. He joined the organization in 2003 after 27 years with Nash Finch Co. Niemann Foods operates 37 supermarkets, seven pharmacies and 11 convenience stores, primarily under the County Market banner, along with 11 Save-A-Lots and Pet Supplies Plus; it is also planning to open three Ace Hardware stores in 2008. All of the retail outlets of the employee-owned company are located in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
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