US retailer Supervalu has named Robert Bly president of Shoppers, a 56-store division operating discount outlets in Baltimore and Washington DC.

Bly most recently served as VP of Sears-owned K-Mart, where he worked on efforts to grow sales and improve profits through productivity initiatives.

The appointment seems to signal Supervalu’s continued focus on improving the performance of Shoppers bottom line, as well as developing its customer offer.