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BOULDER, Colo. -- Wild Oats Markets, Inc. here said yesterday that it named Raymond Dunkin, an ex-Marsh Supermarkets store manager, as store director of the natural supermarket chain's first Naples, Fla.-area store, scheduled to open Jan. 24, 2007 in the new Promenade Shops at Naples Centre. Dunkin will head a team of more than 130 employees.
"We've received a tremendous amount of support from the community since announcing our first store in Naples," said Scott Reed, director of operations for Wild Oats Markets in Florida, in a statement. "We know that Raymond, as leader of the new team, will be a great asset to this community. He brings both leadership and enthusiasm to the team and we look forward to filling additional positions in the new Naples store."
A Wild Oats employee since August 2006, Dunkin, who has more 28 years of experience in the retail grocery business under his belt, most recently served as store director of the Pinecrest, Fla. Wild Oats Marketplace. Before joining the company, Dunkin worked at Marsh Supermarkets, where he rose from bagger to store director.
"At Wild Oats, we pride ourselves on being a resource for products and information that support health and well-being," noted Dunkin.
Wild Oats operates 109 natural foods stores in 24 U.S. states and the Canadian province of British Columbia under such banners as Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, Henry's Farmers Market, Sun Harvest, and Capers Community Markets.