Indie advocate spreads his wings

Tortalo, Jane Olszeski
April 2002
Progressive Grocer;4/15/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p34
Trade Publication
Features Mark Batenic, president of M K B & B Inc. Career background of Batenic in supermarket; Speculation on Batenic's resignation from Fleming; Remarks from store owners about Batenic.


Related Articles

  • The facilitator. Tortola, Jane Olszeski // Progressive Grocer;2/1/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p14 

    The article features International Grocery Association's (IGA) new U.S. leader, Mark Batenic. He has the mission of ensuring the health and future growth of the global alliance. While attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence, he found work as a clerk at Rusty's IGA in Lawrence. Like most...

  • Batenic Takes Helm at IGA USA.  // Frozen Food Age;Nov2006, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p37 

    The article reports on the appointment of Mark Batenic as chairman, president and CEO of IGA USA. Batenic, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Clemens Markets, will remain with Clemens through mid-November to assist the company in the sale of 22 of its 23 stores to Giant...

  • IGA Retailers Look for New CEO to Lead Growth. Tortoreto, Maria // SN: Supermarket News;10/30/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 44, p19 

    The article reveals that IGA retailers and board members welcome the news that Mark Batenic was named president and CEO of IGA USA. He is succeeding Thomas Haggai, who will remain president and CEO of IGA International. Most operators agreed that splitting the responsibilities for international...

  • Batenic Named CEO of IGA's Domestic Operations. Zwiebach, Elliot // SN: Supermarket News;10/16/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 42, p8 

    The article reports on the appointment of Mark Batenic as president and CEO of domestic operations at IGA. He will assume responsibilities for IGA USA from Thomas S. Haggai. It marks the first management restructuring at IGA since 1986. Batenic has spent most of his career connected in with IGA,...

  • IGA Urges More Baking Innovation. Orgel, David // Supermarket News Expert Blog;4/23/2013, p8 

    The article reports that supermarket network IGA Inc. is asking suppliers to adopt more innovation in light of decreasing performance in some commercial baking categories in 2013. IGA chief executive Mark Batenic claims that beyond innovation lies the advertising and merchandising of the...

  • IGA Plans Brand-Building Initiatives. Zwiebach, Elliot // SN: Supermarket News;11/3/2008, Vol. 56 Issue 44, p8 

    The article announces that IGA USA has unveiled a series of new building blocks in Chicago, Illinois. Mark Batenic, chief executive officer (CEO) of IGA USA, believes that the new building blocks will drive sales and improve its brand image. The building blocks include a revitalized...

  • Strong finishers. Tortola, Jane Olszeski // Progressive Grocer;12/1/2004, Vol. 83 Issue 18, p14 

    Presents views from leaders of the independent grocery sector in the U.S. on their effective marketing strategies in 2004 and their growth strategies planned for 2005. Greatest accomplishment of Niemann Foods Inc. according to president and COO Rich Niemann Jr.; Factors that contributed to the...

  • Insights From Kalamazoo. Lempert, Phil // Progressive Grocer;Jun/Jul2009, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p16 

    The article presents insights from food industry experts on the challenges and opportunities of the food industry, which were discussed at the 44th annual Western Michigan University Food Marketing Conference in Kalamazoo. Mark Batenic, chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of...

  • IGA, Unified Eye Expansion in West. Zwiebach, Elliot // SN: Supermarket News;12/3/2007, Vol. 55 Issue 49, p6 

    This article focuses on the alliance between Chicago-based IGA and Los Angeles-based Unified Grocers. Unified is the 13th U.S. distributor of IGA, and a member-owned cooperative with the bulk of its distribution in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona. The addition of Unified to its...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics