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Retail Marketing Services President and CEO David Reid to retire; Matthew Dodson appointed interim


SACRAMENTO, CA, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail Marketing Services, Inc. (RMS) has announced that David Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire effective November 17, 2017. Matthew Dodson, Executive Vice President for RMS, has been named the company’s Interim President and CEO.

Reid was appointed President and CEO of RMS – the holding company for the California Grocers Association for-profit businesses – after its acquisition by CGA following a merger with the California Independent Grocers Association. The company operates the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Company (CSCRC) and the California Coupon Redemption Center (CCRC). It also operates a shopping cart repair and maintenance business line. RMS is headquartered in Burbank, Calif.

Prior to the acquisition, Reid was President and CEO of CSCRC. He was hired in 2001 as Executive Vice President, and in 2009, he was named President and CEO.

“We appreciate Dave’s many years of dedicated service to both CSCRC and RMS,” said Ron Fong, CGA President and CEO. “We wish him the best.”

Dodson joined CSCRC in 2012 as Executive Vice President and was responsible for managing all business lines, implementing strategic growth plans, budgeting and supervising department directors. He also oversaw the restructuring of the business line for coupon processing.

“Matthew has been associated with the grocery industry through his work with RMS, CSCRC and CGA for almost a decade and has considerable knowledge as it relates to the companies that RMS operates,” Fong said.Prior to CSCRC, Dodson served as Director, Local Government Relations, for the California Grocers Association. His responsibilities included representing the grocery industry before city and county governments throughout Southern California.

“We thank Dave for all of his hard work in completing the RMS merger,” said Kathleen Smith, Chair of RMS.


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Source: California Grocers Association

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