Pat Raybould to Continue in Role of CEO and Chairman
Lincoln, Neb., October 31, 2019 – B&R Stores announced today the promotion of Senior V.P. of Operations Mark Griffin to President, COO effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Griffin has been a key player leading growth at B&R Stores since July of 2016.
Pat Raybould will continue in his role as the CEO and Chairman of the Board and will remain involved in supporting the company’s strategic growth initiatives and supporting the executive team.
“Mark’s promotion to president of B&R is a recognition of the leadership and responsibilities he has undertaken since he came to the company,” said Raybould. “He is highly respected by our associates, vendors, and our customers. I look forward to continuing to work with him for years to come.”
“Leading such a highly regarded, community-minded, and successful company is an assignment for which I am deeply grateful,” Griffin said. “Our associates delivering great experiences for our customers since 1964 is what makes B&R a truly unique and special place. I am proud to be a part of our employee-owned culture that is so clearly focused on our customers and those who make the company great – our people. Thankfully, we have the talent and leadership necessary to ensure success well into the future.”
Prior to joining B&R Stores, Griffin had over 25 years of executive management experience working with Spartan Nash, Associated Food Stores, and Affiliated Foods.
About B&R Stores, Inc.
B&R Stores, Inc., was founded in 1964 by Russ Raybould. The employee-owned company has grown to include 20 stores under several banners including Russ’s Market, Super Saver, and Apple Market located in Nebraska and Iowa.