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Former Supervalu Exec Joins Stater Bros.

April 18, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

San Bernardino, CA — Former Supervalu, Inc. Executive Vice-President of Retail Operations, Peter Van Helden, will replace Jim Lee as president and COO of Stater Bros. Markets upon Lee’s retirement June 1.

Van Helden joined Supervalu in 2006 after it acquired Albertson’s, where he spent 35 years, most recently serving as president and CEO of its California division.

“Pete is a well-respected and long-time food industry executive,” Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO Jack H. Brown says. &lquo;I am confident that he will do an outstanding job as president and COO and will be valuable to the future growth of Stater Bros.”

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