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Kings Food Markets Inc. has promoted Jessica Gasser to the position of VP of human resources and labor relations. Gasser’s previous role was senior director of team support, development and culture.
With more than 18 years of human resources and operations experience in the retail industry, Gasser has worked at Parsippany, N.J.-based Kings for the past 14 years. She began her career at the company as the assistant HR manager for stores, and then became corporate HR manager, training and development manager and director of organization development and training. In 2010, Gasser took on the new role of project lead for the Innovation Lab, and then moved on to the position of director of multi-channel shopping experience. Last year, she rose to the newly created role of senior director of team support, development and culture. Gasser has driven key initiatives by teaming with operations and collaborating with the merchandising and functional support areas of the business.
“Jessica’s commitment to the success of our company and our entire team is evidenced by the drive and passion she brings to our company on a constant basis,” noted Judy Spires, CEO of Kings, which operates 24 stores in north and central New Jersey and New York’s Long Island. “Her work ethic and allegiance to our core values make her a key contributor.”