Mike Malone has been promoted to VP of fresh foods for East Texas-based regional grocery chain Brookshire Grocery Co. Previously dairy products category manager, Malone now oversees all aspects of category management regarding produce, market, deli, bakery, frozen foods and dairy.
A certified professional strategic advisor and 37-year BGC employee, Malone began his career as a courtesy clerk in Wills Point. He later served in several other Texas stores as a stocker, grocery manager and assistant store manager before being promoted in 1995 to store director. In 2007, he joined the category management team and since then has focused specifically on fresh categories.
“We are pleased to have Mike leading our category management efforts in our fresh categories,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president/CEO. “His vast experience in both retail and category management will help take this area to the next level, and we look forward to the results of his leadership.”
Brookshire Grocery Co. operates 152 stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas under its namesake brand, as well as Super 1 Foods and Fresh by Brookshire’s. It also has three distribution centers and five manufacturing facilities.