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LOS ANGELES - Food 4 Less, the nation's premier price-impact supermarket chain, announced the promotion of Jay Cummins to vice president and general manager in its store operations department. In this new position, Cummins will be responsible for overseeing the chain's expansion into the Midwest. Cummins reports directly to Food 4 Less President Dave Hirz.
Cummins, 50, began his career with Alpha Beta in 1972. During his 29-year tenure, he held various positions including training specialist, store manager, grocery specialist and director of store operations administration. Most recently he served as district manager overseeing 17 Food 4 Less stores in San Bernardino and Riverside counties and Las Vegas, Nev. Cummins was instrumental in the conversion of the Las Vegas stores from the Price Rite banner to Food 4 Less in May 2001.
Food 4 Less currently operates 111 price-impact, warehouse-style stores under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada, and Foods Co in Northern California, from its headquarters in Compton, Calif. Food 4 Less is a division of The Kroger Co.