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Divided into three categories — Senior-Level Executives (open to retailers, suppliers and wholesalers with titles of VP or higher, for the most part); Rising Stars (retailers, suppliers and wholesalers with job titles above store manager, but below VP); and Store Managers — the women profiled on these pages performed their jobs admirably, with poise and aplomb, despite such daunting circumstances as an adverse economy, cutthroat competition, organizational restructuring and market share hurdles. Even more inspiring are the personal victories depicted within the ranks of our 2011 Top Women in Grocery winners that encapsulate the true meaning of the expression “grace under pressure.” Some honorees amazingly manage to perform demanding full-time jobs, despite their own serious illnesses or the necessity of having to care for family members with health issues. Then there are those who pursue advanced degrees that will enable them to be even more valuable assets to their respective companies, and, of course, the huge outpouring of compassion channeled into community service among our slate of leading ladies, both in a professional capacity as well as on their own time. Leading Ladies Let’s hear it for the outstanding women who, through their hard work, dedication and initiative, help make the grocery industry great. O ver the years that Progressive Grocer has solicited nominees for our annual Top Women in Grocery honor, our editorial staff has never ceased to be amazed at the level of dedication, talent, expertise and sheer determination demonstrated by those whose names are submitted by appreciative colleagues and vendor partners. No doubt about it: our Top Women in Grocery honorees are a special bunch, and we at PG are proud to pay tribute to all they do to advance the industry and the communities that they serve. 2 011 Another inspiring aspect of this year’s crop of Top Women, as always, is the high number of winners who share their experience by mentoring up-and-comers in their departments and stores, or even across their extended companies or through professional organizations such as the Network of Executive Women (NEW). Still others have carved out an esteemed niche as a “go-to” resource for answers to complex problems, whether it’s a merchandising display that needs sprucing up, associate training programs, or presiding over the rollout of new technology systems and solutions while integrating workflow changes. Interestingly, our 2011 Top Women in Grocery lineup has a first-ever distinction: two winners from the same family: Jane Golub and Mona Golub of Golub Corp./Price Chopper in Schenectady, N.Y. For the Golubs in particular, excellence is, in the literal sense of the word, relative. To them and all of the other honorees, no less excellent for mainly hailing from workplace “families” united by a shared vision and goals rather than by blood ties and genetic makeup, we extend our most heartfelt congratulations. Winners are listed in alphabetical order by parent company and then by last name, except for Store Managers, who are listed in alphabetical order by store name and then by last name. » AHEAD OF WHAT’S NE X T 22 | |J u n e

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Progressive Grocer - June 2011

Progressive Grocer - June 2011
Table of Contents
Dream Weavers of Cambodia
Visualizing Promotional Success
Celebrating the Return of a Local Legend
PG’s 2011 Top Women in Grocery: Leading Ladies
Deli Drives On
Panning for More
Selling the Sizzle
The Apple of Their Eyes
Defining the New Retail Experience
Racing to the Finish
Bridesmaid No More
Vitamins and Supplements/ Nutritional Supplements
Baby Milk and Food
The Spanish Main
Tech Ed
Successful Space
Supplier Side News
Editors' Picks for Innovative Products

Progressive Grocer - June 2011