2009-08-12 / Community

Harveys executive named to National Board of Muscular Dystropy Association

Tom Robinson Tom Robinson SALISBURY, N.C. — Tom Robinson, vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, has been named a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This appointment marks the third year Robinson has served in this position for MDA.

At its July 10, 2009 meeting in Los Angeles, the MDA Board of Directors elected a roster of vice presidents that includes names such as former NFL star Tiki Barber, August Busch IV, president of Anheuser Busch, Olympic Gold medalist Nadia Comaneci, Casey Kasem, Larry King and president of Harley Davidson, James McCaslin.

In 2008, Robinson led Harveys Supermarkets' more than 4,000 team members in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to raise more than $236,000 for MDA. In 12 years, Harveys has raised nearly $2 million for MDA by selling shamrocks at registers and through an annual golf tournament.

As vice president and chief operating office of Harveys Supermarkets, Robinson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's re- tail stores and distribution network. In his nearly 25 years at Food Lion LLC, Robinson has served as a store manager, grocery buyer, purchasing manager and director of Category Management. Prior to joining the Harveys banner, he was vice president of Retail Operations for Food Lion's Central Division.

Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He currently serves as a director for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame and is the Chairman of the Georgia Food Industry Association.

Harveys is an affiliate of Food Lion LLC, a subsidiary of Brussels based Delhaize Group (DEG) (NYSE:DEG). Harveys operates 70 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

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