Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a Minneapolis-based food distributor, announced that Kevin Elliott has been appointed as the Company’s Executive Vice President, President & Chief Operating Officer - Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail. Mr. Elliott, age 46, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Logistics and Marketing at Seven Eleven Inc. (“7-Eleven”), joined the Company on Monday November 26, 2012.
Mr. Elliott worked at 7-Eleven from 2001 to 2010, where 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. Mr. Elliott led many sales growth initiatives for the organization, and delivered a steady increase of consecutive, annual same-store sales for 8 years while maintaining strong margins. Mr. Elliott has worked as a consultant with a focus on retail/distribution since leaving 7-Eleven.
As President and COO – Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail, Mr. Elliott will be responsible for the Company’s food distribution and corporate retail operations reporting to Alec C. Covington, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nash Finch Company. Mr. Elliott’s top priority will be leading the Company’s sales-growth strategy, building upon the Company’s customer/consumer focused approach to serving independent retailers and its quality execution. Mr. Elliott will also focus on strengthening the performance of the Company’s corporate retail banners.
“Kevin Elliott brings extensive experience in driving top line growth which will serve us well in this economic environment,” said Alec Covington. “We have positioned ourselves for growth with the impressive programs we have built to serve our independent retailers including our private label and category management programs. Kevin’s unique blend of distribution and retail experience makes him well suited to run our food distribution and retail businesses. We are excited to have Kevin join our team,” concluded Covington.Nash-Finch is a Fortune 500 company and one of the leading food distribution companies in the United States. Nash-Finch's core business, food distribution, serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Egypt and Bahrain. The Company also owns and operates a base of retail stores, primarily supermarkets under the Econofoods®, Family Thrift Center®, AVANZA®, Family Fresh Market®, No Frills®, Bag ‘N Save® and Sun Mart® trade names. Further information is available on the Company's website, www.nashfinch.com.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV