Progressive Grocer

JUN 2016

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Rising staRs Beth staRk Manager, Lifestyle initiatives, Weis Markets Promoted to her current role after nearly six years as Weis' tion, Stark appeared regularly in how-to cooking videos, newscasts and a monthly local radio show. She helped recruit and hire a new dietitian with responsi- bilities at both the corporate and store levels. healthy living coordinator, Stark helped launch a pilot nutrition education shelf-tag program. As well as editing copy and de- veloping healthy recipes and meal solutions for Weis' Healthy Bites complimentary in-store publica- Rising staRs Of this year's 385 Top Women in Grocery, there are 209 Rising Stars representing 41 companies located across the United States. Rising Stars represent the highest number of honorees, and include such titles as director and manager. Wendy sokoL district Manager, Weis Markets Holding several roles for the past 18 months led to Sokol's promotion to district manager in January 2016. Overseeing 14 stores, she led her team to achieve financial sales goals and profitability. She helped one store reduce shrink and increase sales and profitability; the programs she implemented were expanded into other stores. As regional operations specialist, Sokol assisted store managers in using mer- chandising to increase sales and profits, as well as serving as a liaison between the vendors and Weis operations teams to improve displays and store resets. n g s t a R s

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