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Nash Finch Taps 7-Eleven Exec as EVP

MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch Co. here said Thursday it has named Kevin Elliot executive vice president of the company, and president and chief operating officer of Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail, effective this past Monday.

Kevin Elliot, executive vice president of Nash Finch Co.

Elliot, 46, apparently succeeds Christopher Brown, who had been president and chief operating officer of the wholesale division, but has left from that position, effective last week, Nash Finch said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nash Finch said in the filing that Brown would remain with the company in a transitional role through Jan. 3.

Elliot most recently had been senior vice president of merchandising, logistics and marketing at Dallas-based 7-Eleven, where he worked from 2001 to 2010. He was responsible for overseeing the corporate store and franchise operations as well as 7-Eleven’s national distribution network, comprised of 26 distribution centers.

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In his new role Elliot will be responsible for Nash Finch’s food distribution and corporate retail operations. He reports to Alec C. Covington, president and chief executive officer, Nash Finch Co.

“Kevin Elliott brings extensive experience in driving top line growth, which will serve us well in this economic environment,” said Covington in a statement. “Kevin’s unique blend of distribution and retail experience makes him well suited to run our food distribution and retail businesses.”

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