The school of food is a diverse one, and the more experience you have in this realm, the better. Bay Food Brokerage has accessed a deep well of knowledge through its newest executive appointment, naming Erin McCulloch-Crume as its new Director of Deli and Emerging Business.
“I’m excited to take this next step in my career, with a leading retail broker here in the Southeast,” said McCulloch-Crume. “The industry is always evolving, and Bay Food Brokerage is constantly re-investing in both technology and people to ensure we’re the best advocates for our clients and our retail partners.”
A highly educated food industry professional, McCulloch-Crume joins Bay Food Brokerage with more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing, sales, marketing, and product management. In this role, she will help continue to grow the perishable side of the brokerage business by bringing on new food manufacturer clients. She will collaborate with clients and deli teams at existing retailer partners in the Southeast, leading Bay Food Brokerage's deli sales team in growing and gaining new placement.
“It’s rare to find someone with Erin’s combination of extensive education and experience at all levels of the food supply chain,” said Cammie Chatterton, Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “She’s able to offer out-of-the-box thinking and creative solutions to help our clients succeed, and we’re thrilled she’s joined the Bay Food family.”
Prior to joining Bay Food Brokerage, McCulloch-Crume served as National Account Manager at Reser’s Fine Foods, a press release noted. There, she worked with retailers such as Publix, Southeastern Grocers, Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market, Ahold Delhaize USA, and Aldi to grow sales through strong collaboration. The company recognized her as National Sales Manager of the Year in 2020.
Prior to this, she worked as Senior Business Development Manager at SVZ, where she oversaw inside sales, project management, marketing, and business development departments, and worked closely with farmers.
Her career in food began at Dot Foods, where she earned direct experience with the food supply chain. When she left the company, she was Business Development Manager – New Suppliers Retail Channel. While at Dot Foods, McCulloch-Crume earned Dot Foods’ Regional Sales Manager of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
McCulloch-Crume holds a bachelor’s degree in finance; a Master of Business Administration (MBA); and a master’s degree in supply chain, logistics, and operations, all from Fontbonne University. She is a member of the Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) and Grocery Manufacturers’ Representatives (GMR).
With a scholar like this on its team, I have no doubt that Bay Food Brokerage will accomplish these goals and more.