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CANASTOTA, N.Y. -- Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes Inc., operator of more than 80 stores in upstate New York, promoted Ron Rowland (pictured) to director of retail operations.
In his new position, Rowland is responsible for store operations of 32 corporate locations as well as new store openings and store merchandising.
Rowland joined Nice N Easy in 1994 as a store manager, based on his previous experience in the grocery industry. In 1996, he was elevated to team leader during which he continued to serve as a store manager, but also was overseeing operations in a number of additional stores. He was later promoted to director of corporate stores, zone manager.
Rowland earned Nice N Easy's "Manager of the Year" award in 1997 and the "President's Award" in 2000. In 2002, he participated in the Executive Leadership Program of the National Association of Convenience Stores at Cornell University.
"Ron is a key player in our Nice N Easy Management team, and over the years has demonstrated his leadership qualities," said John MacDougall, president and CEO of Nice N Easy. " His years of experience and expertise in the convenience store arena are a great asset to our future store operations."
Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe consists of over 80 stores located throughout New York State. The company is now in its 23rd year of operation with headquarters located in Canastota, N.Y.