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Moran Foods Appoints Boehler and Motz To Board Of Directors


Moran Foods, a wholesale grocery distribution company and parent company to discount grocery chain Save A Lot, has appointed Fred Boehler and Mike Motz to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Boehler, president and CEO of Americold Logistics, and Motz, CEO for Staples U.S. Retail, will serve as independent directors.

“Fred and Mike join the Board at an exciting time for Moran Foods as we continue our expansion and transition to a wholesale business model,” said Kenneth McGrath, CEO of St. Louis-based Moran Foods. “Fred brings extensive supply chain management and grocery experience and throughout his successful career is known for developing innovative, customer-centric supply chain solutions, while Mike brings an abundance of retail and merchandising executive leadership experience from leading consumer brands with deep digital capabilities. Their combined experience will be invaluable as we look to capitalize on the growth opportunities ahead for both Moran Foods and Save A Lot.”

Boehler brings more than 30 years of experience to the board. Prior to joining Americold, he served as an SVP with SuperValu Inc., a grocery retailer and wholesaler supplying more than 4,300 stores. Before SuperValu, Boehler spent 10 years in senior leadership roles at Borders Group Inc.

Motz has more than 15 years of senior executive leadership experience in the retail industry. Prior to joining Staples, Motz was chief operating officer of Loblaw Companies Ltd. Previously, he spent 14 years at Shoppers Drug Mart where he held numerous leadership positions including president, EVP and chief merchandising officer and EVP of operations.

“We are pleased to welcome Fred and Mike to our board of directors,” said Justin Shaw, chairman of the board. “As we continue to strengthen our board, their expertise and sector experience complement our current directors. We look forward to benefiting from their insight and perspectives and are confident they will provide significant benefits that will help drive our corporate strategy forward.”

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