Company Press Release
Fareway Stores, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick R. Greiner recently announced his retirement, effective September 1, 2018. Greiner has worked for the Fareway organization for 50 years and has served on the Board of Directors since 1991.
Greiner began his career in Independence, Iowa in 1968. After high school, he served from 1972-1974 during the Vietnam era in the U.S. Army. He returned to Fareway after service, transferring to Winterset, Cherokee, and Boone. Greiner managed the Boone Fareway store from 1983-1989, and then joined the corporate office as district supervisor. He served in many leadership roles until elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006, replacing Robert L. Cramer.
“Fareway has been a tremendous company to work for and I’m truly grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given in this family-owned company,” said Greiner. “I’ve had some of the best colleagues to work with throughout my career.”
Greiner served on the Iowa Grocery Industry Association Board for ten years and was Chairman from 2002-2003. He was recognized as Retailer of the Year in 2006. Greiner currently serves on several boards, including DMACC and Vision Bank of Iowa.