EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu yesterday said that Carl Jablonski, president of the Shaw’s banner in New England, has decided to retire after 38 years with the company. Larry Wahlstrom, president of Supervalu’s Jewel-Osco banner in Chicago, will succeed Jablonski as president of Shaw’s. Wahlstrom is in turn being succeeded at Jewel-Osco by Keith Nielsen, the banner’s senior vice president of operations and a 40-year veteran of the company. Wahlstrom is moving to Shaw’s immediately to transition responsibilities from Jablonski, who will stay with the company through the end of the month. Wahlstrom, who has been with the company for 37 years, began his career at Osco Drug as a store worker before rising through a number of leadership roles, including vice president of the Osco New England division. He also held a number of corporate leadership assignments for Albertsons before becoming president of Jewel Osco in 2004. Nielsen has been Jewel-Osco’s senior vice president of operations for the past eight years.
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