Busch’s Fresh Food Market, the family-owned Michigan grocer known for its blend of quality items, personal service and the wholesomeness of a local neighborhood market, has announced Mike Brooks as President and CEO. John Busch, who has led the company for the past 31 years, assumes the role of Chairman. Busch’s Board of Directors recently voted on and approved these leadership changes as part of the company’s succession plan strategy.
As President and CEO, Brooks will be responsible for the oversight of the organization. Prior to joining Busch’s, Brooks was President and COO for iControl, a SaaS technology company based in Burtonsville, MD. He has spent more than 25 years in various executive positions including roles leading strategy, operations, analytics, human resources and merchandising at both Delhaize America and Supervalu.
John Busch joined the Ann Arbor-based privately held independent supermarket chain in 1983 after his father Joe, who co-founded the company in 1975 with Charlie Mattis, retired. Under Busch’s leadership, the family-owned and operated grocery store expanded from two locations to 15 throughout Southeast Michigan.
“In the Board of Directors’ consideration for Busch’s next president and CEO, it was Mike’s extensive experience and keen understanding of the retail grocery industry that made him the standout candidate for the position,” said Busch. “To ensure a seamless transition, we knew we needed a dynamic team builder and solid visionary leader and we are confident that we have found that in Mike.”
Brooks holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Union Institute and University of Cincinnati, OH, and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH. A native of Ohio, Brooks and his family have relocated to Brighton, MI.
“I am excited and honored for this opportunity and look forward to working with the Busch’s team,” said Brooks. “Having experienced many different formats and sized organizations over my career, I was impressed by Busch’s reputation of being that local neighborhood market that focuses on quality and personal service, and I am committed to building on that already strong foundation for our customers, associates and stakeholders.”
About Busch’s Fresh Food Market Established in 1975, Busch’s Fresh Food Market is a family-owned Michigan grocer that blends the best of today’s freshness, selection and quality with the personal service and wholesomeness of a neighborhood grocer. Busch’s features a broad array of foods with an emphasis on local Michigan products, fresh produce, made-from-scratch deli and bakery items, USDA Choice meat, seafood and an extensive beer and wine collection. Busch’s proudly supports charitable organizations and schoolchildren in the 15 communities it serves. In addition, Busch’s offers MyWay, a personalized shopping program that provides online grocery ordering for curbside pickup, custom shopping lists and advance notice of sales and special offers. Learn more at www.buschs.com.