retail news in context, analysis with attitude

Price Chopper Supermarkets officially announced that Jerel T. Golub, current president and chief operating officer of the Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, will assume leadership as both president and CEO of the progressive 128-store chain effective January 1, 2012. Golub has held positions of leadership in merchandising, marketing and finance throughout his nearly 30-year career with Price Chopper.

At the same time, Neil Golub, the company’s current chief executive officer and chairman of the board, will serve as the family-managed company’s executive chairman of the board Neil Golub has held the position of CEO since September 2000 and also served as president from 1982 to 2010. He will continue to have oversight for legal and internal audit functions, while working on design concepts for the next generation of Price Chopper stores.

Price Chopper also announced today the addition of Scott Grimmett, who will assume the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer, reporting to Jerry Golub. Grimmett, who most recently served as the president for Safeway’s Denver division, brings with him 37 years of multi-faceted experience in the supermarket industry.
KC's View:
A brief personal note here. From pretty much the beginning of MNB’s existence, there have been few more supportive people than Neil and Jane Golub. And I thank them for that.

I think their stores are terrific, I think they are terrific, and I look forward to watching what Jerry Golub does with a company that is one of the best regional operators in the business.