CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISC, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy and Donna Schafer announce the official retirement of their sons Jeff Schafer, President of Gordy’s Market, and Rick Schafer, Vice President of Facilities for Gordy’s Market. Jeff and Rick worked for the family owned and operated business for over 80 years combined.
“It has been an incredible journey working with my family and the hardworking team at Gordy’s Market,” said Jeff, “I am proud to turn the business over to the fully capable hands of my brothers, David and Dan, sister, Jenna, as well as the third generation of Schafer’s who are now an instrumental part of the family business.”
“We have truly enjoyed serving our communities, meeting so many of our customers and helping my parents [Gordy and Donna] further the family business,” said Rick.
David Schafer, Gordy’s Market Chief Financial Officer and son of Gordy and Donna Schafer, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Jenna Schafer, Gordy’s Market Vice President of Information Technology and Human Resources and daughter of Gordy and Donna Schafer, will now serve as Chief Information Officer. Both Dave and Jenna began their careers as part-time clerks at Gordy’s Market on Lake Wissota and held positions of increasing responsibility in several functions and areas of the grocery business.
“We have a great deal of fond memories working with our brothers [Jeff and Rick] and have been lucky enough to grow Gordy’s Market from the one store on the Southside of Chippewa with our father [Gordy] and mother [Donna] to now 26,” said David, “Jenna and I are looking forward to the next 50 years and leading the team of 2,000 employees here at Gordy’s.”
Founded on the values of providing local families with quality products at affordable prices while paying high attention to friendly service, Gordy’s continues to offer its local communities these long standing traditions. A family owned and operated tradition spanning over 3 generations, the grocery business has been a passion of the Schafer Family for 50 years and now owns and operates 26 stores with 2,000 employees across Western Wisconsin.Additional growth in leadership roles include Joel Jacobson, Gordy’s Market Vice President of Sales who has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Joel has been with Gordy’s for 24 years, holding positions as Clerk, Store Manager, and various Director roles.
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