New executive appointments are something we here at Deli Market News never get tired of reporting on, and January has been a month of excitement across the retail sector. Marking yesterday, January 24, with another key transition, SpartanNash has officially named Bennett Morgan as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer.
Morgan previously worked for Amazon, where he helped launch the company’s fast-growing grocery business, including the opening of physical stores across the country. He most recently served as the Amazon Fresh Category Leader, according to a press release, overseeing produce and protein products. Adding to his diverse experience, Morgan also previously managed center store products.
Also on Morgan’s resume is the role of Vice President, Merchandising for Walmart China and Japan. In this role, he managed all non-buying portions of the merchandising organization and focused on cost negotiations and advanced data-led capabilities in assortment, pricing, and promotions.
Morgan also spent several years at H-E-B leading store operations, supply chain manufacturing, and merchandising, as well as at the Boston Consulting Group and Citibank. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College.
In his new role, Morgan will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Sarsam.
“SpartanNash continues to recruit top talent as part of our People First strategy, and we are thrilled to welcome Bennett to the team,” Sarsam said. “Bennett will play a critical role in driving innovation for our customers and excellence with our in-store experience.”
Morgan is the seventh addition to the SpartanNash executive leadership team since Sarsam joined the company in September 2020, following last week’s promotion of Amy McClellan to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Congratulations to Bennett Morgan on this exciting new role! Deli Market News will keep a close watch for further growth from the popular retailer.