MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2012--
Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a Minneapolis-based food distributor,
announced that Kevin Elliott has been appointed as the Company’s
Executive Vice President, President & Chief Operating Officer - Nash
Finch Wholesale/Retail. Mr. Elliott, age 46, who previously served as
Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Logistics and Marketing at Seven
Eleven Inc. (“7-Eleven”), joined the Company on Monday November 26, 2012.
Mr. Elliott worked at 7-Eleven from 2001 to 2010, where he was
responsible for overseeing the corporate store and franchise operations
as well as 7-Eleven’s national distribution network comprised of 26
distribution centers. Mr. Elliott led many sales growth initiatives for
the organization, and delivered a steady increase of consecutive, annual
same-store sales for 8 years while maintaining strong margins. Mr.
Elliott has worked as a consultant with a focus on retail/distribution
since leaving 7-Eleven.
As President and COO – Nash Finch Wholesale/Retail, Mr. Elliott will be
responsible for the Company’s food distribution and corporate retail
operations reporting to Alec C. Covington, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Nash Finch Company. Mr. Elliott’s top priority will be
leading the Company’s sales-growth strategy, building upon the Company’s
customer/consumer focused approach to serving independent retailers and
its quality execution. Mr. Elliott will also focus on strengthening the
performance of the Company’s corporate retail banners.
“Kevin Elliott brings extensive experience in driving top line growth
which will serve us well in this economic environment,” said Alec
Covington. “We have positioned ourselves for growth with the impressive
programs we have built to serve our independent retailers including our
private label and category management programs. Kevin’s unique blend of
distribution and retail experience makes him well suited to run our food
distribution and retail businesses. We are excited to have Kevin join
our team,” concluded Covington.
Nash-Finch is a Fortune 500 company and one of the leading food
distribution companies in the United States. Nash-Finch's core business,
food distribution, serves independent retailers and military
commissaries in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba,
Puerto Rico, the Azores, Egypt and Bahrain. The Company also owns and
operates a base of retail stores, primarily supermarkets under the
Econofoods®, Family Thrift Center®, AVANZA®, Family Fresh Market®, No
Frills®, Bag ‘N Save® and Sun Mart® trade names. Further information is
available on the Company's website, www.nashfinch.com.
Source: Nash Finch Company
Nash Finch Company
Maria Gallegos, 952-844-1223