US retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has announced that Karen Salem will be joining the company as senior vice president and chief information officer.

Salem will head Winn-Dixie's information technologies department and will serve on the company's executive committee. She will report to Al Rowland, president and CEO.

Salem joins Winn-Dixie from Corning Cable Systems where she was senior vice president and chief information officer. Prior to Corning she headed the IT function for AFC Enterprises, a developer and operator of quick serve restaurants after serving as vice president, information technology for Rexall Sundown, a manufacturer and marketer of vitamins, nutritional supplements and consumer health products. She also has experience with Burger King as director of business solutions and Anderson Consulting where she was a senior consultant.