B&R Stores Inc. has promoted Nick Kelso to VP of store operations. In this role, Kelso will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the company’s 33 stores across Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Additionally, he serves on the company’s executive committee.
Kelso brings more than 23 years of experience at B&R Stores, having joined the company as a clerk in Omaha and steadily rising through the ranks. He has demonstrated his competence, professionalism, leadership skills and commitment to the company’s core values throughout his career.
His time at B&R Stores includes various leadership roles, including store director and district manager for the Russ’s Market and Super Saver groups of stores. He has been instrumental in implementing initiatives, such as computer-assisted ordering, and he played a role in the acquisition of C&R Markets in Missouri.
“I am deeply honored and grateful for this opportunity to serve as VP of store operations for the company,” Kelso said. “I am committed to upholding B&R Stores’ values and leading our extraordinary team of employees to deliver exceptional experiences for our customers.”
Mark Griffin, president of B&R Stores Inc., expressed his confidence in Kelso’s capabilities, stating, “I am proud to say Nick is fully qualified to take on additional leadership responsibilities for the company. As the embodiment of a servant leader, Nick knows in his heart, it is the company’s people who matter the most. Nick is a true motivator of people who inspires those he leads to perform at their best.”
B&R Stores Inc. was founded in 1964 by Russ and Anita Raybould. The family-owned company has grown to include several supermarket banners, including Russ’s Market, Super Saver, Apple Market, Allen’s, Cash Saver, C&R Markets and Joe’s Market located in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.
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