retail news in context, analysis with attitude

...with brief, occasional, italicized and sometimes gratuitous commentary…

• The St. Louis Business Journal reports that "Schnuck Markets Inc. has completed the leadership transition that began earlier this year, with Todd Schnuck at the helm and a non-family member in the highest position inside the family-owned company so far.

"This week Todd Schnuck, current Schnucks CEO, added the title of chairman, taking that post from his brother Scott Schnuck. The change completed a succession that began in March, when Todd took the CEO role from Scott. Scott Schnuck now serves as chairman of the company's executive committee.

"As part of the same leadership transition, this week Anthony Hucker, who became chief operating officer of Schnucks in March, is now president as well as COO. That makes Hucker the first person outside the Schnuck family to hold that post and the highest ranked non-family executive to serve at the grocery chain."

• The USC Marshall School of Business Food Industry Executive Program said yesterday that it has named Kevin Curry MBA ’92, as the Food Industry Executive-in-Residence for 2015. Curry is senior vice president of sales, marketing, advertising and merchandising for Raley’s Supermarkets."

The announcement notes that "each year, the Food Industry Executive Program selects a Food Industry Executive in Residence;" Curry has worked for a variety of retailers during his career, including Alpha Beta, Lucky, Albertsons, Safeway and Raley’s.

Great gig. Lucky guy.
KC's View: