Last updated on May 15th, 2017 at 03:44 pm
Food City has named Ron Tacker EVP of store operations for its Knoxville division. A career grocer, Tacker brings more than 42 years of retail experience in a broad range of fields to this position.
“I am confident that Ron will be a valuable asset to our company, as well as an active member of the Knoxville community. His service in this crucial role will enable us to continue to advance and improve upon our store operations and customer service initiatives,” said Food City President and CEO Steven C. Smith.
Prior to joining the Food City team, Tacker served in a number of positions, including district manager, VP of retail operations, VP of retail merchandising and division VP, for two large retail chains.
His new responsibilities include oversight of store operations for Food City’s Knoxville, Tennessee-based division, which is comprised of 49 Food City locations and two Super Dollar Discount Stores, as well as the company’s pharmacy and Gas n’ Go fuel centers.
“I am excited to be a part of the Food City team and looking forward to partnering with the Knoxville Division associates, as we continue to advance the Food City brand in the Knoxville area. My wife and I look forward to relocating to the Knoxville area and being part of the Knoxville community,” said Tacker.
Tacker also has served in a leadership role on multiple boards and industry associations, including Easter Seals and DECA. He attended Southwestern University in Waxahachie, Texas, in addition to completing a number of private industry training programs.
A native of Arizona, Tacker and his wife of 41 years, Debbie, currently reside in Hendersonville, Tennessee. They have one son and two grandchildren.
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