ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Topco Associates LLC recently announced at its June Board Meeting that John Lucot, President and Chief Operating Officer of Giant Eagle, Inc., was unanimously elected to serve as Vice Chairman on the Topco Associates LLC Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Lucot has served on the Topco Associates LLC Board of Directors since 2012. As well, Giant Eagle, Inc. has been a member of Topco since 1962 with participation in several of the cooperative's many programs, including Frozen, Grocery, HBC/GM, Dairy/Bakery, Fresh Meat, Branded Meat, Produce, National Brands and Indirect Spend. Said Lucot regarding his new position on Topco's LLC Board, "I'm looking forward to taking on a greater role in Topco and helping to represent its nearly 50 members, as we continue to aggregate and share our collective knowledge management and innovative best practices to remain competitive in our respective marketplaces."

The 2015/2016 Topco Associates LLC Board of Directors is comprised of the following industry executives:

  • Topco Associates LLC Chairman of the Board, Mr. Randall B. Edeker, Chairman, CEO and President - Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • Topco Associates LLC Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. John R. Lucot, President and Chief Operating Officer - Giant Eagle, Inc.
  • Mr. J.H. Campbell, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer - Associated Grocers, Inc.
  • Mr. Christopher M. Coborn, President and Chief Executive Officer - Coborn's Incorporated
  • Mr. Charles L. D'Amour, President and Chief Operating Office - Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Mr. Jerel T. Golub, President and CEO - Golub Corporation
  • Mr. Rick D. Rayford, President and CEO - Brookshire Holdings, Inc.
  • Mr. Randall J. Skoda, President and Chief Executive Officer - Topco Associates LLC
  • Mr. Steven C. Smith, President and CEO - K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
  • Mr. J.K. Symancyk, President - Meijer, Inc.

About Topco Associates LLC

Topco Associates LLC is a $14 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for leading food industry member-owners and customers. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities.

CONTACT: Media contact: Linda Sanduski Manager, Corporate Communications 847-329-3386 office 630-728-3365 cell lsanduski@topco.com

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