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Wholesale, Retail Veteran Griffin Will Take On B&R Stores’ President’s Role

Pat Raybould and Mark Griffin.
Pat Raybould and Mark Griffin.

B&R Stores is promoting SVP of Operations Mark Griffin to president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Griffin has been a key player, leading growth at B&R Stores since July 2016, the company says.

Pat Raybould will continue in his role as CEO and chairman of the board and will remain involved in supporting the company’s strategic growth initiatives and supporting the executive team.

B&R Stores logo“Mark’s promotion to president of B&R is a recognition of the leadership and responsibilities he has undertaken since he came to the company,” Raybould said. “He is highly respected by our associates, vendors and our customers.  I look forward to continuing to work with him for years to come.”

“Leading such a highly regarded, community-minded and successful company is an assignment for which I am deeply grateful,” Griffin said. “Our associates delivering great experiences for our customers since 1964 is what makes B&R a truly unique and special place. I am proud to be a part of our employee-owned culture that is so clearly focused on our customers and those who make the company great—our people. Thankfully, we have the talent and leadership necessary to ensure success well into the future.”

Prior to joining B&R Stores, Griffin had more than 25 years of executive management experience working with SpartanNash, Associated Food Stores and Affiliated Foods.

B&R Stores was founded in 1964 by Russ Raybould. The company has grown to include 20 stores in Nebraska and Iowa that operate under several banners, including Russ’s Market, Super Saver and Apple Market.

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