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Grocery Outlet Names Ramesh Chikkala as EVP, Chief Operations Officer; RJ Sheedy Comments

Grocery Outlet Names Ramesh Chikkala as EVP, Chief Operations Officer; RJ Sheedy Comments


EMERYVILLE, CA
Monday, January 29th, 2024

Grocery Outlet is upping the strength of its executive ring with the naming of its newest leader. The chain recently announced its appointment of Ramesh Chikkala to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. This move comes as the company aims to strengthen its expertise in the supply chain and business technology spaces. Chikkala will now lead the company's Supply Chain and Business Technology functions, reporting to RJ Sheedy, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"I am thrilled to join Grocery Outlet to help scale the business and deliver on the mission of Touching Lives for the Better," said Chikkala. "I am excited to work with an incredible team and with Grocery Outlet's Independent Operators to transform and further optimize our supply chain and business technology infrastructure to support long-term growth."

Grocery Outlet has appointed Ramesh Chikkala to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Chikkala brings a wealth of retail and operations experience, including expertise gained from a 14-year tenure at Walmart. Serving as SVP, Global Supply Chain (Omnichannel) and Food Manufacturing, Chikkala led Walmart’s global supply chain and manufacturing operations. As SVP, Information Technology, he led the company's global technology organization, a press release explained.

Chikkala also held vital roles within Family Dollar Stores’ leadership team, serving as Vice President/Regional Vice President of Store Operations.

Other companies that have benefitted from the leader’s valuable expertise include Food Lion, Gap, A.T. Kearney, and more.

RJ Sheedy, Chief Executive Officer and President, Grocery Outlet"Ramesh is an ideal fit for this new position with his extensive leadership and operating experience in both supply chain and technology," said Sheedy. "He has deep expertise in end-to-end supply chain transformation and business digitalization. This position represents continued investment in our business operations, which is critical to delivering our value proposition and supporting future revenue and profit growth."

Congratulations to Ramesh Chikkala on this new executive opportunity! DMN will continue to bring you updates on the latest retail executive shifts!

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