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Fresh Market announced last week that it has hired Richard Anicetti, the former CEO of Food Lion, to be its new chief executive officer.

The Wall Street Journal reports that he succeeds interim CEO Sean Crane, who stepped up from the COO job when president/CEO Craig Carlock left the company last January.

"Mr. Anicetti was an executive at Hannaford before joining Food Lion in 2000 as chief operating officer," the Journal writes. "He was Food Lion’s CEO from 2002 to 2010 and served as interim CEO of 99 Cents Only Stores during 2013."
KC's View:
I've always liked Anicetti a lot, and have found him to be a smart, tough, focused executive - Fresh Market has some significant challenges, but it is hard to imagine anyone better for figuring out how to tell the company's story in a way that is both effective and efficient. I look forward to seeing what he does with the company.