News Roundup: June 20, 2020

June 20, 2020

By Eric Payne, NGA Manager of Communications

Progressive Grocer Top Women in Grocery Program Recognizes 2020 Honorees, Including 52 from NGA Member Companies

Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery program has celebrates workplace diversity, highlighting grocers going above and beyond, devoting their time and talents to improving their communities and serving the industry.

This year, 52 honorees hail from NGA Member companies, including Grocery Outlet, ShopRite, SpartanNash, Brookshire Grocery Company, Big Y World Class Market, and Food City.

Learn more in this NGA blog by Maggie White, Director of the NGA Foundation:

Karen Hung Elected to KeHe Board of Directors

KeHE appointed Karen Hung to its Board of Directors this week following a nationwide candidate search.

Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO of KeHE, had the following to say about the appointment:

“Karen’s extensive knowledge in business development and transformational leadership will make her a valuable addition to our board of directors. As KeHE continues to grow as the ‘Next Generation’ distributor, we believe her expertise aligns with our strategic vision.”

Learn more from The Shelby Report here:

Theresa Jasmin Named New CFO at Big Y

Jasmin has been with Big Y since 2005, holding various positions throughout the organization.

In 2014, she was recognized by Progressive Grocer in its Top Women in Grocery and is a founding member of Big Y’s Women Leaders Engaged in Action and Development, an employee resource group.

Learn more from Progressive Grocer here:

Grocery Outlet Opens New Store In Nampa

The Idaho Press reports the new store will be operated by Danny and Shari Panasiuk and is creating 35 jobs in the community.

The new owners had the following to say about serving the Nampa community:

“We are overjoyed to be a part of the Nampa community and be able to provide big savings on quality groceries. This partnership with Grocery Outlet gives us the ability to grow our business, create new jobs and more importantly, give back to our local community.”