Topco Associates Announces 2019 Board Of Directors
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Topco Associates Announces 2019 Board Of Directors

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL. April 15, 2019 – Topco Associates, LLC announced the appointment of Pete Van Helden as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Van Helden, a 38-year veteran of the supermarket industry, also serves as CEO of Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California. 

“We are excited to have Pete as the new chairman of Topco’s Board of Directors. Pete brings a wealth of strategic insight and industry knowledge that will help Topco advance its priorities and drive value to the membership,” said Randy Skoda, Topco’s President & CEO.  

Van Helden succeeds Chris Coborn, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coborn’s Incorporated who will continue as a member of Topco’s Board of Directors. 


The 2019 Topco Associates, LLC Board of Directors includes: 

  • Topco Chairman of the Board: Pete Van Helden, Chief Executive Officer, Stater Bros. Markets 

  • Topco Vice Chairman of the Board: Randy Edeker, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Hy-Vee, Inc. 

  • Neal Berube, President and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Food Stores, Inc.  

  • Brad Brookshire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brookshire Holdings, Inc. 

  • Chris Coborn, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coborn’s Incorporated 

  • Charlie D’Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Y Foods, Inc. 

  • Dave Staples, President and Chief Executive Officer, SpartanNash Company 

  • Scott Grimmett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Golub Corporation/Price Chopper 

  • Randy Skoda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Topco Associates, LLC 

  • Steve Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. 



About Topco Associates LLC 

Topco Associates LLC is a $14 billion, privately held, member-owned company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for its leading food industry member-owners and customers, including grocery retailers, wholesalers food service and pharmacy companies. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities. For more information, please visit

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