-MINNEAPOLIS, MN- Nash Finch has promoted Tom Swanson to Senior Vice President of Retail Operations.
Tom Swanson has proven to be an effective leader since joining the company in 2012. Swanson effectively led Corporate Retail through several key growth initiatives including new store openings, implementation of innovative retail marketing and merchandising programs, execution of a focused Family Fresh Market remodel strategy, and the integration of Bag ‘N Save and No Frills stores into Nash Finch.
“Tom Swanson brings extensive retail operations expertise to Nash Finch,” saidKevin Elliott, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We’ve positioned our Corporate Retail operation for sales growth, and Tom’s extensive experience operating multiple retail formats has positioned us along this path,” concluded Elliott. Tom Swanson reports to Mr. Elliott.
In his new role, Swanson will continue to oversee overall Corporate Retail Operations at Nash Finch, including developing and executing on strategic plans, retail marketing strategies, and accountability for corporate store operations and growth.
Tom spent over 25 years in various leadership positions at Bashas’™ Supermarkets, including leading operations for their 50 Food City Markets.