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Meet the Experts: Fred Morganthall

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Fred Morganthall

President, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.

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Fred Morganthall has been President and COO of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. since April 2012, having previously served as President of Harris Teeter, Inc. since 1997. He has been a member of the Harris Teeter Board of Directors since 1994. Fred also served in various executive management positions at Harris Teeter, Inc. from 1992 – 1996, including vice president of merchandising, vice president of distribution, and vice president of operations. He joined Harris Teeter in 1986 as director of grocery merchandising. In addition to his executive experience with Harris Teeter, Fred also brings with him knowledge of the grocery industry from Spartan Stores in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he worked from 1978 – 1986 and was responsible for grocery, frozen and dairy purchasing; general merchandise; and beauty care. He also worked as a buyer for Viking Foods and began his career with Procter & Gamble in 1973. Fred has considerable board committee experience and currently serves as Chairman of  the Food Marketing Institute and is a member of the Spartan Stores Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in journalism from Bowling Green State University.