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Nash Finch promotes Tom Swanson to senior VP of retail operations

Nash Finch Co., a Minneapolis-based food distributor, promoted Tom Swanson to senior vice president of retail operations.

Since joining Nash Finch in 2012, Swanson has successfully led corporate retail through several key growth initiatives, including new store openings, implementation of innovative retail marketing and merchandising programs, execution of a focused family fresh market remodel strategy, and the integration of Bag ‘N Save and No Frills stores into Nash Finch.

As senior vice president, Swanson will continue to oversee overall corporate retail operations at Nash Finch, including developing and executing on strategic plans, retail marketing strategies and accountability for corporate store operations and growth. Swanson will report to Kevin Elliott, executive vice president, president and chief operating officer.

“Tom Swanson brings extensive retail operations expertise to Nash Finch,” Elliott said in a press release. “We’ve positioned our corporate retail operation for sales growth, and Tom’s extensive experience operating multiple retail formats has positioned us along this path.” 

Prior to joining Nash Finch, Swanson spent over 25 years in various leadership positions at Bashas’ Supermarkets, including leading operations for their 50 Food City Markets.