Kevin Broe, has been named Vice President, Own Brands at A&P and will lead the retailer's own-brands initiatives. Prior to joining A&P, Broe was VP sales and merchandising of own brands at Supervalu. Earlier in his career, he held management positions at American Company Stores, Bruno's, PetSmart, Cub Foods and Factory Card Outlet; Kevin started his retail career with Osco in 1984 in store management.
A&P filed for bankruptcy in December 2010 and is in the midst of a turnaround aimed at reducing structural operating costs and enhancing value for shoppers. On Feb. 15, the company announced it is seeking court approval to close 32 stores by the end of the company's fiscal first quarter.