Shoppers President Leaves Company After Less Than A Year

Robert Bly

Shoppers President Bob Bly has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities. Supervalu, the Bowie, Md.-based chain’s parent company, made the announcement today.

Bly was appointed president of Shoppers in August 2012. Prior to joining Supervalu, he was a VP for Sears Holdings Co.

Bob Gleeson, VP of merchandising, and Micky Nye, VP of operations, will lead Shoppers on an interim basis while the search for a replacement is under way. This change is effective immediately.

“I want to thank Bob for the contributions he made during his time at Shoppers and wish him all the best going forward,” says Sam Duncan, Supervalu’s president and CEO. “He helped guide the retail banner through a time of significant change at Supervalu and his leadership is greatly appreciated.

“In the near-term, I’m pleased we have two very capable leaders in Bob Gleeson and Micky Nye able to immediately take over the day-to-day leadership at Shoppers,” Duncan adds. “Both have vast knowledge of the grocery industry and broad experience that will serve Shoppers well through this transition.”

Gleeson and Nye are longtime employees of Supervalu, with many years in the business, the company says. They will report to Mark Van Buskirk, EVP of merchandising, marketing and retail.

Shoppers has stores in Baltimore, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.


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A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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