Price Chopper Parent Golub Corp. Names Scott Grimmett as its New CEO
SCHENECTADY, NY - Price Chopper’s parent company has new leadership lined up for the new year. The Golub Corporation has announced that Scott Grimmett as its President and Chief Executive Officer. The family-owned company, which also parents Market Bistro and Market 32, has set Grimmett on a succession plan since he joined the company in January 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Grimmett has been noted by his company for leading its efforts to reposition the Price Chopper brand. Results from his development of the Market 32 brand has already been strong, making his vision the basis for the chain’s next generation of stores, the company says.
“This is an exciting time for our company,” shared Neil Golub, Golub’s Chairman of the Board in a statement on Grimmett appointment. “The design work that we invested in Market Bistro (circa 2010-2014), coupled with the brand-defining innovation that has given rise to our first few Market 32 concept stores has not only laid the groundwork for our continued growth, but also fueled the acceleration of our plans to modernize our stores under the Market 32 banner. ”
Prior to his career with the Golub, Grimmett had spent 37 years working his way up to top spots at Safeway. From bagger to Vice President of Retail Operations, his tenure with Safeway eventually took him into the role of President for several divisions of the company including the 141 store Denver division.
“Scott possesses unique skills and perspectives that have helped us significantly elevate how we approach our business. I am confident that in this new role he will continue to lead us to new heights,” said Jerry Golub, the newly appointed Vice Chairman of the Board whose focus is to accelerate the conversion of Price Chopper stores to the new Market 32 banner.
Grimmett responsibilities include running the overall day-to-day operations of Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32, and influencing the strategic direction of the company. Grimmett will report to the board of directors through Neil Golub, who remains Chairman of the Board.