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LANHAM, Md. -- Shoppers Food & Pharmacy here has Michael Murray to district manager for 10 Shoppers stores in the Baltimore market. Murray has worked for Shoppers for 21 years, staring as a part-time clerk in 1985 and rising to become store manager in 1994.
As a store manager, Murray has operated five increasingly larger-volume stores with greater numbers of associates, and has increased the sales and developed the associates in each of the stores he has managed, according to Shoppers.
"Michael has demonstrated his ability to lead his associates to create a great shopping experience for the customers," said s.v.p. of operations Rick Rodgers in a statement.
Murray has won the title of Store Manager of the Year in his district, and for two years has taken part in Prince Georges County Leadership, a program for executives to improve their leadership skills by working on a project and presenting the results to other members.
Murray succeeds Jeff Bleichner, who has been promoted to the position of v.p. of the mass departments.