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Jimmy Nichols promoted to President and COO of Houchens Food Group

Jimmy Nichols

Jimmy Nichols was promoted to the office of President and COO of Houchens Food Group, Inc.

Houchens Industries, Inc. Chairman and CEO, Dion W. Houchins, is pleased to announce the promotion of James K. Nichols to the office of President and Chief Operating Officer, Houchens Food Group, Inc. Mr. Nichols joined Houchens Food Group, Inc. in June 2010 and most recently served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Nichols is also a member of the Houchens Industries, Inc. Board of Directors.

A grocery industry veteran, Mr. Nichols has over 40 years of experience in both retail and wholesale operations. Mr. Nichols has served on many industry-related charitable and civic boards over the years. He currently serves on the boards of Associated Wholesale Grocers and the National Grocers Association.

Houchens Food Group, Inc. operates 342 grocery and convenience stores, 24 ACE Hardware Stores and 38 branded quick-service restaurants in 14 states. Houchens Food Group, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houchens Industries, Inc.

Houchens Industries is recognized as one of the largest, most successful, and most diversified 100% ESOP-owned companies in the country. Houchens Industries currently owns over 25 operating companies in various industries, including retail, manufacturing, construction, and insurance. Houchens Industries and its affiliates generate annual revenue of more than $3B. Houchens Industries has been 100% ESOP-owned for over 30 years and currently has over 19,000 ESOP participants.

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