In accordance with the company’s strategic succession plan, Frank Curci, CEO of Northeast Grocery, Inc. (NGI), the parent company of Price Chopper, Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets, has announced his retirement. The board of directors has named John Persons, NGI’s chief operating officer, to succeed him, effective February 26.
Persons has served as NGI’s COO since June 2023, with responsibilities for both the Price Chopper, Market 32 and Tops Markets operating companies as well as Northeast Shared Services’ merchandising and marketing functions.
According to the company, one of Curci’s accomplishments as NGI’s CEO has been to develop a team of seasoned executives across Tops, Price Chopper, Market 32 and Northeast Shared Services. This NGI subsidiary provides services to both operating companies capable of providing experienced leadership and fueling an internal succession plan.