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The Bergen Record reports that the troubled and bankrupt Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), one day after it announced that it wants to close 32 stores, said that it has hired a half-dozen new merchandising and marketing executives.

According to the story, the new executives are:

• Marie Robinson, formerly of Smart & Final, Walmart and Toys R Us, is the new senior vice president of supply and logistics.

• Nancy Gaddy, formerly of Winn-Dixie, is the new vice president of deli and bakery.

• Kevin Broe, formerly of Supervalu, is the new vice president of own brands.

• Harry Giglio, previously an executive at Weis Markets and Stop & Shop, is the new vice president of meat and seafood.

• Bob Weidner, previously of Supervalu-owned Jewel and Prism, is the new vice president of customer experience and space management.

• And Corey Pearson, formerly of Supervalu, is the new vice president of pricing and analytics.
KC's View:
Good luck to all of them. And I mean that sincerely.