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Winn-Dixie Store new corporate associates


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores has added four new associates to its corporate headquarters staff to oversee compensation and benefits, pricing, private label and center store.

Mark Tanis, Winn-Dixie's vp of compensation and benefits, is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, communication and delivery of Winn-Dixie's compensation and benefits programs for the 52,000 associates of the 520-store grocer.

Tanis' career includes time at well-known companies such as Watson Wyatt Worldwide and Hewitt Associates.

Chris Vukich joined Winn-Dixie as the vp of pricing. In this position, he is responsible for developing and managing pricing strategies for the company.

Prior to joining Winn-Dixie, Vukich held key positions at Dell Computer and Wal-Mart International. In his most recent role at Wal-Mart he managed merchandising strategies, business process mapping and inventory, and pricing analysis.

Joe McKie, Winn-Dixie’s vp of corporate brands, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's corporate brands initiative, including the redesign and relaunch of Winn-Dixie's private label products.

Most recently McKie served as president and ceo of Kreative Brand Solutions.

Matt Gutermuth now serves as Winn-Dixie's vp of center store, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the grocer's center store buying and merchandising departments.

Before joining Winn-Dixie, Gutermuth held several executive roles for Safeway., but most recently as the president and ceo of His responsibilities in this position included leadership of many company functions, including marketing, sales, IT, operations, finance, strategic development, supply chain and human resources.

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