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Heritage Grocers Group Elevates Eric Stover to President and Prabash Coswatte to Chief Operating Officer; Doug Sanders Comments

Heritage Grocers Group Elevates Eric Stover to President and Prabash Coswatte to Chief Operating Officer; Doug Sanders Comments


ONTARIO, CA
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Two leaders are taking to their newly promoted positions within Heritage Grocers Group (HGG). Eric Stover has been elevated to President of HGG, and Prabash Coswatte will now take over the Chief Operating Officer position.

Eric Stover, President, Heritage Grocers GroupStover recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Cardenas Markets. Prior to joining the Cardenas Markets business in 2020 as Chief Merchandising Officer, Stover held leadership roles in merchandising and operations for several food retailers including Wild Oats, Henry’s Farmers Market, and Sprouts Farmers Market. He also held senior roles with wholesale and distribution companies United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) and KeHE Distributors.

In his new role as President of HGG, he will have direct oversight of category management, supply chain, pricing, schematics, marketing, loyalty program efforts, e-commerce, and B2B/wholesale business for all Heritage Grocers Group banners.

Eric Stover has been promoted to President of Heritage Grocers Group, and Prabash Coswatte will now take over the Chief Operating Officer position

As noted in the release, Stover also serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and the Cardenas Markets Foundation, and he sits on the Food Industry Round Table for Olive Crest. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied Business Administration and Psychology.

Joining Stover on the promotions wagon is Coswatte.

Prabash Coswatte, Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Grocers GroupCoswatte recently served as Chief Administrative Officer for HGG. He joined the Cardenas Markets banner as Chief Information Officer in 2019. Prior to joining Cardenas Markets, he served as CIO for Vallarta Supermarkets, Vice President - Enterprise Program Management for 99 Cents Only Stores, Senior Project Manager for Cambridge Associates, and Senior Consultant for Deloitte Consulting.

In this new position as COO, Coswatte will oversee store operations, information technology, continuous improvement, data integrity, loss prevention, internal audits, construction, and facilities maintenance. He attended West Virginia University and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Coswatte also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cardenas Markets Foundation.

Both Stover and Coswatte will be reporting to HGG CEO Doug Sanders.

Doug Sanders, Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Grocers Group“The promotions of Eric and Prabash further aligns and unifies the organizational structure of Heritage Grocers Group,” Sanders said. “They are exceptional leaders whose extensive experience and expertise will be instrumental in executing our growth strategy, as well as deepening the HGG connection to communities and serving the local customer.”

Congratulations to Eric Stover and Prabash Coswatte on their new positions!

Heritage Grocers Group
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