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Bob Bly has stepped down as president of Supervalu Inc.'s Bowie, Md.-based Shoppers division to "pursue new career opportunities."
VP of merchandising Bob Gleeson and VP of operations Micky Nye will lead Shoppers on an interim basis, effective immediately, while the company searches for a replacement.
“I want to thank Bob for the contributions he made during his time at Shoppers and wish him all the best going forward,” said Sam Duncan, Supervalu’s president and CEO. “He helped guide the retail banner through a time of significant change at Supervalu and his leadership is greatly appreciated.” Bly was appointed president of Shoppers in August 2012 after serving as a VP for Sears Holdings Co.
Duncan said Gleeson and Nye "have vast knowledge of the grocery industry and broad experience that will serve Shoppers well through this transition.”
Gleeson and Nye are longtime Supervalu employees with many years in the industry. They will report to Mark Van Buskirk, executive VP of merchandising, marketing and retail.
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy operates 56 stores in Baltimore, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.