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WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Shaw's Supermarkets Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of J Sainsbury plc, has announced the appointment of Paul T. Gannon to president and CEO. Gannon assumed responsibilities from Shaw's former CEO, Ross McLaren. As previously planned and announced by the company, McLaren has retired from Shaw's.
Gannon started his career in 1990 as VP of Information Technology Services and most recently held the position of president and COO. As part of his new appointment, Gannon will represent Shaw's on J Sainsbury plc's executive committee.
Gannon started his career at Anderson Consulting, becoming a certified public
accountant in the process. Before joining Shaw's, he was employed by Hills
Shaw's Supermarkets Inc. manages 185 Shaw's and Star Market store locations and two distribution centers throughout the six New England states. The company serves more than four million customers each week and has nearly 30,000 associates. During the most recently completed fiscal year, total sales were $4.4 billion.