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• Meijer announced that Rick Keyes, the company's president, now also will serve as CEO, becoming the first non-family member to hold that title at Meijer. He succeeds Hank Meijer, who moves into the role of executive chairman.

Historically, the Grand Rapids Press writes, "Meijer has given the title of president to a non-family member, with the title of CEO being held by Hank Meijer and his late father, Fred Meijer."

The story notes that Keyes "started his career with Meijer as a store pharmacist in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to his 2015 promotion to president, he had been executive vice president of supply chain and manufacturing since 2006."


• The Save Mart Companies announced on Friday that Nicole Piccinini Pesco, most recently the company's Co-President and Chief Strategy and Branding Officer, has been named CEO. She also is the daughter of Save Mart’s longtime CEO, Chairman, and Owner Bob Piccinini, who passed away last year.
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