Boris Zelmanovich Joins The Pantry as Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

Boris ZelmanovichJoins The Pantry as Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer

CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Pantry, Inc. (NAS: PTRY) , the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, today announced that Boris Zelmanovich is joining the executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.

Zelmanovich joins The Pantry from Big Lots effective June 3 and will lead merchandising. He served as vice president of merchandising strategy at Big Lots, an international value store chain with 1,500 stores in the United States and Canada. Zelmanovich was responsible for the development of strategic merchandising plans and repositioning the merchandising portfolio to drive market differentiation.

Prior to Big Lots, Zelmanovich held various vice president positions in merchandising at Family Dollar where he was responsible for food, beverage, candy, general merchandise and household products categories. He has additional experience in supply chain management, management consulting and running his own business.

"Boris is a proven leader who possesses a depth of merchandising experience," said The Pantry's Chief Executive Officer Dennis Hatchell. "He has a track record of growing sales, gross margin and market share."

Zelmanovich earned his bachelor's of science degree in Logistics & Transportation / Marketing and his MBA in Supply Chain Management & Information Technology from the University of Tennessee.

About The Pantry and Kangaroo Express

The Pantry's Kangaroo Express® convenience stores meet the daily food and fuel shopping needs of guests. As of May 7, 2013, the Company operated 1,567 stores in thirteen states under select banners, including its primary operating banner Kangaroo Express. The Pantry is one of the nation's largest convenience store chains and the leading independently operated chain in the southeastern United States. The Pantry is headquartered in Cary, N.C. For more information, visit

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