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Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. has added four execs to its headquarters staff to oversee pricing, private label, center store, and compensation and benefits.
Chris Vukich has come on board as v.p. of pricing. Prior to joining Winn-Dixie, Vukich held key positions at Dell Computer and Wal-Mart International, where most recently he managed merchandising strategies, business process mapping and inventory, and pricing analysis.
Joe McKie, Winn-Dixie’s new v.p. of corporate brands, has held positions at several high-profile companies including Federated Group and store brand specialist firm Daymon Worldwide. Most recently, he was president and c.e.o. of Kreative Brand Solutions, LLC.
Matt Gutermuth has joined as v.p. of center store. His career includes stops at global CPG firms such as Kraft Foods, Nabisco, and PepsiCo. He also held several executive roles at Safeway, Inc.; and most recently was the president and c.e.o. of safeway.com.
Mark Tanis, Winn-Dixie’s newly named v.p. of compensation and benefits, is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, communication, and delivery of the company’s compensation and benefits programs for its 52,000 associates. Tanis’ career includes time at companies such as Watson Wyatt Worldwide and Hewitt Associates.