A transition of leadership is taking place at Northeast Grocery, preparing the Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets banners for unbridled growth. It was recently revealed that the current Chief Executive Officer of Price Chopper/Market 32, Scott Grimmett, will be retiring. Frank Curci, former Tops Markets Chairman and CEO, will be succeeding Grimmett in his role.
According to Albany Business Review, Curci was CEO of Tops Markets for 14 years. As Curci takes over for Grimmett as CEO of Northeast Grocery, Blaine Bringhurst will continue as President of Price Chopper/Market 32, and John Persons will continue serving as President of the Tops Markets.
In the source, Grimmett announced it was time to retire from the role of CEO so he could spend more time with his family in Arizona.
Grimmett was appointed as CEO of Northeast Grocery following the merger of Price Chopper/Market 32 with Tops Markets this past November, having served the Schenectady-based supermarket company for a decade. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Golub Corp. His retirement becomes effective in February.
Jerry Golub, Co-Chair of the Northeast Grocery Board, commented on Grimmett's honored tenure with the company.
“We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have Scott Grimmett lead us through the merger process and develop the strategies and plans to move the company forward,” said Golub. “First at Price Chopper/Market 32 and most recently at NGI, Scott has shown exceptional leadership qualities and vision. We wish him the best as he retires.”
Price Chopper/Market 32 currently operates a 163-store footprint in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, while Tops Markets has 160 locations in the New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont markets.
Where will this pivotal CEO transition take the retailer next? Keep reading Deli Market News as we track the company’s upcoming growth.