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Save A Lot Parent Moran Foods Appoints Two New Directors; Fred Boehler and Mike Motz Named as Independent Directors

Save A Lot Parent Moran Foods Appoints Two New Directors; Fred Boehler and Mike Motz Named as Independent Directors


ST. LOUIS, MO
Monday, July 26th, 2021

A transition is underway at Moran Foods, a wholesale grocery distribution company as well as the parent company of Save A Lot, as it continues toward a wholesale business model. Helping to head up this evolution, the company has tapped Fred Boehler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold Logistics, as well as Mike Motz, Chief Executive Officer for Staples U.S. Retail, to its Board of Directors where they will serve as Independent Directors, effective immediately.

Fred Boehler (left), President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold Logistics, and Mike Motz (right), Chief Executive Officer for Staples U.S. Retail, have been named as Independent Directors at Moran Foods (Photo credit: Chain Drug Review)

Boehler brings with him over three decades of experience along with his current expertise based on his role at Americold. Prior to his position at the logistics company, he served as an SVP at SUPERVALU, Inc. and spent 10 years in senior leadership roles at Borders Group, Inc.

Joining Boehler, Motz carries over 15 years of senior executive leadership experience in the retail industry. According to a press release, prior to his current role at Staples, he was Chief Operating Officer at Loblaw Companies Limited. Motz also spent 14 years at Shoppers Drug Mart, where he held several leadership roles including President, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, and Executive Vice President of Operations.

Kenneth McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of Save A Lot, commented on the expertise and value of Boehler and Motz joining Moran Foods.

Kenneth McGrath, Chief Executive Officer, Save A Lot“Fred and Mike join the Board at an exciting time for Moran Foods as we continue our expansion and transition to a wholesale business model,” he said. “Fred brings extensive supply chain management and grocery experience and throughout his successful career is known for developing innovative, customer-centric supply chain solutions, while Mike brings an abundance of retail and merchandising executive leadership experience from leading consumer brands with deep digital capabilities. Their combined experience will be invaluable as we look to capitalize on the growth opportunities ahead for both Moran Foods and Save A Lot.”

Justin Shaw, Chairman of the Board, also spoke of their strengths.

“We are pleased to welcome Fred and Mike to our Board of Directors,” he added. “As we continue to strengthen our Board, their expertise and sector experience complement our current directors. We look forward to benefiting from their insight and perspectives and are confident they will provide significant benefits that will help drive our corporate strategy forward.”

Congratulations to both Fred Boehler and Mike Motz as they take up these new roles!

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