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    Price Chopper Promotes 4

    All report to group VP Angelo Cannistraci

    Golub Corp./Price Chopper Supermarkets has promoted Michael DeSimone to the position of director, center store focusing on general merchandise and nonfoods, Thomas Tomaselli to the director of sales planning, Paul Gillis to the position of director, center store focusing on grocery food merchandising, and Mike Cormier to director, center store focusing on grocery DSD. All four report directly to Angelo Cannistraci, Price Chopper’s group VP, center store, pharmacy and senior merchandising coordinator.

    In his new role, DeSimone, a Price Chopper employee since 1978 whose most recent position was that of manager of general merchandise sales, will be responsible for the development of merchandising programs for all nonfood and general merchandise categories of the grocery department. He will also oversee the sales, gross profit, maintaining inventory and service levels in that regard for the grocery chain.

    Tomaselli will coordinate advertising in all categories, including perishables. His additional duties include coordinating theme merchandising formation for local and ethnic goods, seasonal programming, and tracking for the company. Since joining Price Chopper in 1992, he has held many positions in store and in main office merchandising in both grocery and nonfoods, most recently that of sales manager.

    Gillis will oversee development of merchandising programs for all food categories of grocery, as well as the sales, gross profit, inventory maintenance and service levels in that part of the business. He has been with Price Chopper since last year, most recently holding the position of director of category management, center store, grocery food.

    Cormier will be responsible for the development of merchandising programs for all DSD categories of the grocery department. He will additionally guide those categories’ sales, gross profit, inventory maintenance and service levels. A U.S. Navy veteran, Cormier worked for Price Chopper first in 1997, and then rejoined the company in 2008. His most recent position at the company was that of director of category management, center store, grocery DSD.

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Golub Corp. owns and operates 128 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The family-owned company employs more than 22,000 associates who collectively own 52 percent of its privately held stock.
     

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