Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a Minneapolis-based food retailer and distributor, announced today that Robert W. Toomey, 50, has been promoted to the position of corporate vice president, distribution and logistics, effective immediately. He reports to Jerry Nelson, executive vice president and president of food distribution.

Toomey joined Nash Finch in February 1999 as vice president, distribution and logistics for the company's Midwest region. Prior to joining NFC, Toomey held senior management positions with Victory Markets, Inc., the A&P Tea Company and Grand Union.

``Bob has thirty years of experience in the supermarket industry and has provided outstanding service to our customers,'' stated Nelson. ``He was instrumental in the transportation, distribution and logistics improvements made in our Midwest region and company-wide. His expertise has served us well and we look forward to his future contributions to NFC.

Nash Finch Company is one of the leading food distribution companies in the United States, with $4.1 billion in annual sales. The company owns and operates a base of 119 retail stores, principally supermarkets under the Econofoods, Sun Mart and Family Thrift Center trade names. Independent retailers and military commissaries in approximately 30 states are key customers of food and related products from Nash Finch. Further information is available on the company's Web site at http://www.nashfinch.com