Marsh Supermarkets announces new CEO

Steve’s breakdown: I don’t normally report on new CEOs but when a retail business gets one with a marketing background, there’s always a chance for a change in marketing strategy and advertising agency.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Marsh Supermarkets, Inc. announced today that Joseph M. Kelley has been named chairman, chief executive officer and president of the company.

“I am honored by this opportunity to lead Marsh, a company that is clearly on the right path toward providing customers with the best grocery shopping experience possible,” said Kelley. “That progress has been made possible by the hard work and dedication of a great group of people, the Marsh associates. What I look forward to the most is meeting and interacting with all of my new teammates and thanking them for what they have accomplished.”

Kelley comes to Marsh from Price Chopper Supermarkets where he served as executive vice president. Prior to that he held senior executive positions at A&P, Bozzuto’s Inc. and Adams Hometown Markets.

“Joe is an outstanding senior executive who brings 25 years of successful experience in supermarket sales, merchandising and marketing to his new role,” said Scott King, Senior Managing Director of Sun Capital Partners, an affiliate of which owns Marsh. “We are delighted he has joined the Marsh team, and look forward to his leadership and contributions to the company’s progress and continued focus on serving customers well.”

About Marsh Supermarkets:

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Marsh operates 78 Marsh stores, 3 O’Malia’s Supermarkets and 16 MainStreet Markets in Indiana and Ohio, with 40 Indiana pharmacy locations. Marsh has the distinction of being the first grocery store in the world to use electronic scanners to ring up purchases.

Source: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com

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