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BJ’s exec joins C-suite at parent company of Price Chopper and Tops Market

Northeast Grocery has named Scott Kessler as executive VP, chief information officer.
Northeast Grocery has named Scott Kessler as executive VP, chief information officer.

Northeast Grocery Inc. has a new tech head.

The parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets has named Scott Kessler as its new executive VP and chief information officer. 

Most recently, Kessler served as executive VP/CIO of BJ’s Wholesale Club. Prior to joining BJ’s in 2017, he was with department store company Belk, where he served as executive VP/CIO.  Kessler also held senior level management roles at GSI Commerce, and Accenture.

 In his new role, Kessler will provide leadership and expertise to Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets through Northeast Shared Services. He will spearhead the development and execution of the company’s technology roadmap to align with business goals, and direct the IT functions of both companies and work closely with all areas of the business to identify opportunities to leverage technology to improve efficiency.

“His knowledge and experience with leading both IT integrations and modernizations are unparalleled,” said Frank Curci, CEO, Northeast Grocery. “More importantly, his ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve sustainable results makes him the perfect fit for our leadership team.”

Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Northeast Grocery Inc. operates nearly 300 Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets supermarkets across New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.

“I'm excited to guide the integration to completion and lead the strategic roadmap for technology solutions that enhance the way we engage with customers, optimize operations, and empower data-driven decision-making,” stated Kesller. “Our commitment to harnessing digital and AI-powered solutions will unlock new possibilities, elevate customer satisfaction, and position us to deliver exceptional value while propelling us towards a future of unparalleled success.”

Kessler volunteers as CIO and Council Chair for the National Retail Foundation. 

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