- Nash Finch Co. announced that company president and COO Jerry Nelson has resigned. No explanation or replacement has yet been offered.
- The United Food and Commercial Workers Union International named Joe Hansen as its president. Hansen had been UFCW secretary-treasurer since 1997.
Hansen succeeds Doug Dority, the union’s president since 1994, who said he delayed his planned January 2004 retirement until the Southern California labor dispute was resolved.
The UFCW named Anthony Perrone, currently executive vice president and international director of organizing, to succeed Hansen as secretary-treasurer. William McDonough, currently vice president and Region 8 director, was named executive vice president. Michael Fraser, currently vice president and Canadian national director, was named executive vice president.