Southeastern Grocers' Ken Wicker Joins Festival Foods as Senior Vice President
GREEN BAY, WI - A distinguished retail veteran, Ken Wicker, who most recently held the role of Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods for Southeastern Grocers, landed in a new leadership role this week. Joining Wisconsin-based grocer Festival Foods, Wicker will enter his role as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods on February 8.
Wicker spent 30 years with Southeastern, which is the parent company of BILO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie grocery stores. In addition to his role as the Senior Vice President of Fresh Foods for Southeastern, he also worked for four years as Regional Vice President of Harveys.
According to a press release, Wicker began his career serving customers and later advanced to Produce Manager and Store Manager. He also held store support roles in loss prevention and labor management and as Regional Fresh Foods Manager, District Manager, and Director of Store Operations.
Wicker earned a Doctorate of Business in marketing as well as a Master of Organizational Management and Bachelor of Business Administration. He holds certifications in Lean & Design for Six Sigma and Green Belt.
“Ken brings great passion to fresh foods, and we are excited about his vast experience in other areas of grocery leadership,” said Randy Munns, Festival Foods Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
Congratulations to Ken Wicker on this exciting appointment at a new company!