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    Southern Family Markets Appoints President/COO

    Keene, N.H. -- Southern Family Markets LLC, a Southern retail affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. here, said Friday that industry veteran Bill White has joined the company as president and c.o.o.

    Keene, N.H. -- Southern Family Markets LLC, a Southern retail affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. here, said Friday that industry veteran Bill White has joined the company as president and c.o.o.

    White previously served in executive roles for such retailers as Giant Food Stores, Bruno's, Piggly Wiggly, and most recently, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. During his tenure as president at Shoppers, he led the organization's growth from a chain of 37 stores with $700 million in sales to a now 64-store chain with $1.6 billion in sales.

    In his new post, White will report to Rick Cohen, chairman and c.e.o.

    "We are very pleased to have Bill join our Southern Family Markets team," said Cohen in a statement. "His successful track record of over 40 years in the industry is very impressive, and we are confident Bill will provide strong, knowledgeable leadership for the over 5,000 Southern Family Markets associates."

    Southern Family Markets operates over 90 retail outlets in the Southeastern United States.

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