A&P Says Goodbye to CEO Sam Martin; LivingSocial CEO Steps Down

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.

> Sam Martin, the president and CEO of A&P, has left
the company, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday.
Gregory Mays, chairman of the Montvale, N.J.-based
retailer, is serving as interim CEO until a successor
can be found.





> Tim O'Shaughnessy is stepping down as CEO of
LivingSocial, the company he co-founded.  He will 
remain chief executive until the company finds a
replacement in the first half of 2014.





>  Michael Huseby has been named CEO of Barnes & Noble. He had been President there. The position had been vacant for about six months after William Lynch resigned as the company's CEO in July. Story

>  Sue Fuller has been named Chief Merchandising Officer at Vera Bradley. Most recently she served as senior Vice President/General Merchandise Manager at Carhartt, Inc. Press release

>  Jason Reiser has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer at Family Dollar. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Merchandising. He replaces Michael Bloom, who is no longer with the company. Story

>  Robert C. Skinner, Jr. has been appointed the new President and CEO of NYDJ Apparel. Prior to NYDJ, Skinner was CEO of Smart Apparel U.S. and Managing Director of Smart Shirts Hong Kong. Press release

> Tamer Tamar has been named SVP of International Operations at Groupon. He was formerly SVP International at Orbitz. Press release.

>  Sri Subramaniam has been named VP of Engineering for Smart Deals at Groupon. He joins from WalmartLabs where he was responsible for search, marketplace and item infrastructure. Press release

>  Dan Shanahan has been named President of Family Group's supermarket division at E&H Family Group. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Buehler's Fresh Foods. Press release

>  Scott Buehler has been named President of E&H Hardware Group. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Family Group's ACE Hardware Store. Press release

>  Chris Jones has been named Senior Vice President of Marketing at Kum & Go LC. Jones joins Kum & Go from Athene USA where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Press release

>  James Wagner has been named CEO of Roland Foods Corporation, effective immediately. Prior to joining Roland Foods, Mr. Wagner served as chief operating officer at The Chefs' Warehouse. Charles E. Scheidt, a member of the company's founding family and chairman and CEO of Roland Foods, remains with the company as chairman. Press release