Raley's hires new chief operating officer

Keith Knopf led retail operations at Kohl's

Raley's has named Keith Knopf as Chief Operating Officer of its grocery chain, responsible for overseeing daily corporate operations, sales, merchandising as well as marketing and advertising.

The announcement was made by Mike Teel, president and chief executive officer for Raley's, which has a supermarket on Sunol Boulevard in Pleasanton.

Knopf, who has 25 years of retail experience, began his career with the May Company department stores, where he held management roles in store operations, merchandise planning, information technology, and finance. He also led annual business planning and strategy for the Victoria's Secret division of Limited Brands.

He graduated from St. Louis University with a bachelor's degree in finance, and earned a master's degree in business administration. Most recently, Keith led the retail operations and omni-channel store integration at Kohl's.


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