Spartan Stores Names New Center Store Merch Veep

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Spartan Stores Names New Center Store Merch Veep

12/07/2008
Larry Pierce has joined Spartan Stores as its new v.p. of center store merchandising. With extensive sales and merchandising knowledge, Pierce most recently worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Great Lakes Business Unit, where he held a variety of management roles, including v.p. of sales for the Meijer team, v.p. of supermarket sales, and v.p. of sales.

Prior to joining CCE, Pierce was in retail management for mre than 15 years, including director of grocery merchandising for Farmer Jack Supermarkets; director of procurement for M&B Distributing; and director of dairy, frozen and bakery for Chatham Supermarkets.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spartan Stores, Inc. services nearly 400 independent grocery stores in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio; and also owns and operates 84 retail supermarkets in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and Felpausch Food Centers.