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Mr. Randall Onstead Jr.

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Bi-Lo Holdings , LLC
Phone: (864) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.com
Local Address: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
208 Bi Lo Blvd
Greenville , South Carolina 29607
United States

Company Description: Before visiting your local BI-LO, make sure to check out our convenient Storm Tracking and Survival Checklist . Bring your checklist on your next visit to get your...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder


  • honorary doctorate degree
    York Christian College
  • bachelor's degree , marketing
    Texas Tech University
  • Harvard University
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Q&A: Bi-Lo Holdings CEO ..., 23 Feb 2015 [cached]
Q&A: Bi-Lo Holdings CEO Randall Onstead on the importance of adaptability
By Amy Sung on December 8th, 2014 | 55732Comment on this on Q&A: Bi-Lo Holdings CEO Randall Onstead on the importance of adaptability">55732Comment on this
The son of a grocery store owner, Randall Onstead, CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings, was raised in the business. Almost 50 years ago, in 1966, his father started a grocery chain in Texas of his namesake - Randalls, where he worked when he was 10 years old. From there, it was a series of upward progressions. He went on to grow his career at Randalls Food Markets Inc., parent company of both Randalls and Tom Thumb supermarket chains in Texas, eventually rising to lead the company as chairman, president and CEO. Between 1997 and 1999, Onstead increased the business value from $645 million to $1.85 billion.
In 1999, Randalls Food Markets, Inc., was sold to Safeway, and he moved on to serve as president and CEO of Texas-based crafts and decor retailer Garden Ridge Corp., and then as president of Dominick's Finer Foods, a division of Safeway, Onstead tells us. (read more...)
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Golf Event Management | Relationships, 7 June 2014 [cached]
R. Randall Onstead, President and Chief Executive Officer of BI-LO Holding
New retail power emerges in Southeast - News - Inside This Issue - Mass Market Retailers :: The Global Newspaper For Supermarket, Drug, Discount Chains, 9 Jan 2012 [cached]
"With no overlap in our markets, the combined company will have a perfect geographic fit that will create a stronger platform to provide customers great products at a great value while continuing to offer exceptional service," stated Randall Onstead, chairman of Greenville-based BI-LO.
[ About R. Randall Onstead, Jr. ] Chapman Partners, 20 July 2014 [cached]
R. Randall Onstead, Jr.
R. Randall Onstead, Jr. is a managing director of Chapman Partners. He has over 28 years experience in the retail food industry. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Randalls Food Markets, Inc., a $2.7 billion Houston-based supermarket chain with stores operating under the banners of "Randalls" in Houston and Austin, and "Tom Thumb" and "Simon David" in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Onstead began his career with Randalls in 1978, holding various management positions. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1986, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and became Chairman and CEO in 1998.
In 1997, Onstead initiated the sale of Randalls to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., retaining a significant equity position. During his tenure as CEO, the company increased in total enterprise value from $645 million in FY 97 to $1.85 billion in FY 99. In 1999, Onstead helped lead the transaction that resulted in Safeway buying all the equity of Randalls Food Markets, Inc. Following this transaction, Mr. Onstead has held various senior level positions in the retail industry including President of Dominick's Finer Foods, a division of Safeway, Inc.
Onstead currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baylor College of Medicine, Haggen Food and Pharmacy, Source Refrigeration, Bi-Lo Food Stores, and the Onstead Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Food Marketing Institute and TOPCO Associates.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Onstead earned his Bachelor degree in Marketing and completed Harvard University's Program for Management Development. Onstead is married and has two children.
!Retail Info Systems News [cached]
Garden Ridge named R. Randall Onstead, Jr. its new CEO.Onstead is the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Randalls Food Markets Inc.More recently, he participated in the transaction that resulted in Safeway buying all the equity of Randalls.
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