• Kroger announced that Mark Tuffin, senior vice president of retail divisions, will be retiring from ther company after more than 26 years, effective April 1. Tuffin will be succeeded by Kenny Kimball, currently president of the Smith's division.
• Wakefern Food Corp. announced that Jeff Mondelli, the company's vice president of pharmacy, health and beauty and general merchandise, has been named vice president of grocery.
Mondelli will be succeeded by Pat Mooney, who most recently was VP of merchandising support.
And, the company said, Seth Nieman, the company's director of marketing and sales planning, has been named VP of merchandising support.
Wakefern also said that Harshil Patel, a pharmacy field service specialist with the company, has been named director of pharmacy.
Francisco Alberto, manager of promotional marketing, has been promoted to the role of
director of marketing and sales planning.
And, Michael Day, VP of strategic planning and transformation, has been named vice president of strategic planning, business development, and member services.
• Peapod Digital Labs, the digital, commercial and e-commerce arm of the Ahold Delhaize USA brands, announced that Ian Prisuta - most recently a senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group and before that a senior executive at Giant Eagle - has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Private Brands.