• Wegmans announced yesterday that Marty Gardner, senior vice president of merchandising, distribution, manufacturing, food safety and pharmacy, will retire in May 2022, following a 40-year-career with Wegmans: "Throughout his career, Gardner’s teams have implemented many important initiatives that keep Wegmans on the leading edge of the industry. With every project he worked on, he always emphasized high standards while keeping two important thoughts in mind: how can we help our people and how can we benefit our customers."
In a statement, Colleen Wegman, president/CEO of the company, said, "“Marty has made a significant impact through his passion for excellence across every area of our company. He cares deeply about helping all of us be our best and inspires a strong sense of responsibility, ensuring we’ve thought everything through and are doing the right thing … Marty will be greatly missed, and his legacy of high standards and caring will be a part of us forever."
• Kroger announced that Teresa Dickerson, formerly corporate affairs manager for the organization's Delta (Memphis) division, will now lead corporate affairs, including internal and external/reputation communications and government and community relations for the Houston division.
• Tops Friendly Markets announced the promotion of Darren Robbins, the company's director of strategy and analytics, to Vice President, Finance.