Nielsen to retire from Jewel-Osco

ITASCA, Ill. -- Jewel-Osco, a Supervalu-owned company, announced that Keith Nielsen, Jewel-Osco president, has informed the company of his retirement effective at the end of the fiscal year (Feb. 28).

Nielsen’s successor will be Brian Huff, SVP specialty retail for Supervalu. Huff will transition into the position beginning Feb. 7. All operations and business strategies will continue as normal.

Huff joined Supervalu in 2003 as VP merchandising at Cub Foods. In 2005, he was named president of Cub Foods, leading the division to its highest ever sales and market share. Since 2009, he has served as SVP specialty retail for Supervalu.

Prior to joining Supervalu, Huff served as VP merchandising at Walmart. Having spent his entire career in retail grocery, Huff has also held positions at Price Chopper, Bruno’s and Metro Food Markets.