In just a few days, an experienced leader will step into a critical executive role under United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). In its latest transition, the distributor named Andre Persaud as its new President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail.
Effective November 6, 2023, Persaud will lead UNFI’s two retail banners, CUB and Shoppers Food Warehouse, the company’s press release stated. Persaud will also serve on the distributor’s senior leadership team, reporting to Sandy Douglas, Chief Executive Officer and President.
Persaud brings nearly three decades of retail experience to his new position, 20 years of which were spent in leadership roles with large food and pharmacy operations.
Before joining UNFI, Persaud served as Chief Retail Officer of Rite Aid, Executive Consultant at Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, Executive Vice President Retail at Shopko Stores, Senior Vice President of Store Operations at Burlington, Senior Vice President at Loblaw Companies Ltd, and held progressive leadership roles at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart Canada.
“Andre is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record of success across a range of retail organizations,” said Douglas. “We are excited for Andre to join our team and look forward to the positive contributions he will bring to the company in this leadership position.”
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Cheers to this talented leader on another executive promotion!