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Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Names Barnes As New President

Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly

Wisconsin-based Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly has named Patrick Barnes as its new president after Patrick Fox, former president, moved to a part-time position as chairman of the board. The move was effective on Sunday, June 28. Lori Fox also left her position as VP on June 28.

Barnes joined Fox Bros. as a store director in Oconomowoc in 2007. In 2011, he was promoted to director of operations when Fox Bros. grew from two locations to six locations.

Prior to joining Fox Bros., Barnes worked for Kohl’s Food Stores from 1974 until 1979, starting as a stocker and ending as a second assistant store manager. He then went on to work in the Roundy’s world for corporate, Ultra Mart and Mega-Mart. He worked as an assistant store manager, store director at various locations and director of operations. 

Fox Bros. named Mike Olwig as VP director of operations, effective also on June 28. Olwig worked for Jewel Osco and Roundy’s in their management training program from 2002 until 2007. He then joined Fox Bros. as store director at the Hartland location in 2007. He then became store director at the Richfield and West Bend locations. He most recently was named assistant director of operations in December of 2019.

Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc. is a nine-store chain of grocery stores in the metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin area that is supplied by Piggly Wiggly Midwest out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly became a 100 percent ESOP in 2017 and is the only Wisconsin grocery chain to be a 100 percent employee owned company.

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