US food retail chain Winn-Dixie Stores has announced the appointment of Brad Spooner as director of operations, reporting directly to John Sheehan, senior vice president of operations.

Spooner has spent the past 20 years with the Randalls Food Markets division of US grocer Safeway in Houston, Texas, where he was previously a district manager. He began his grocery store career as a stock clerk and worked his way up through various roles such as store director and director of retail support.