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California-based Bristol Farms said yesterday that Adam Caldecott, an 18-year veteran of the company who has been its executive vice president for retail, has been named president/COO.

“In order to further prepare Bristol Farms for the growth and opportunity we anticipate in the coming year and for many more years to come, I am pleased to announce this significant and well deserved promotion of Adam Caldecott,” says Kevin Davis, who will remain in his role as Bristol Farms' CEO. “In his newly expanded capacity, Adam will retain responsibility for all facets of Bristol Farms marketing and merchandising, as well as store operations. In addition, Adam will oversee sales and advertising, communication, signing and visual merchandising, and product demonstration functions within the company."

Bristol Farms operates thirteen specialty grocery stores throughout California and is an equity partner with Endeavour Capital.
KC's View:
First of all, congrats to Adam ... he's a good guy, and this is great for both him and for Bristol Farms.

By the way...the words to pay attention to here are when Kevin Davis talks about the importance of preparing Bristol Farms "for the growth and opportunity we anticipate in the coming year." That's intriguing...especially when you factor in the Endeavour connection.