There is something infinitely reassuring about knowing that a strong leader is behind some of your most ambitious strategies, manning the helm and helping to ensure smooth sailing. Fresh Thyme Market must feel this sense of comfort as the retailer announced that Jane Wilcox will be stepping in as Store Director of its new St. Louis, Missouri, location set to open later this year.
As part of her new position, Wilcox will oversee the location’s operations while also playing a vital role in shopper engagement at the new concept store, which will place a heightened focus on providing local, artisan products at affordable prices.
“I started my career as a bagger and worked my way through the ranks until I reached my goal of being a Store Director,” Wilcox said. “I am extremely excited to bring my unrelenting passion for customer service, community engagement, and teammate development to the new Fresh Thyme Market Foundry Store.”
Wilcox brings over 30 years of grocery experience to the role, with expertise ranging from customer service and associate-level work to store management and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion from the corporate level, according to a press release. She is also a military veteran who previously served several years in the U.S. Navy.
The new St. Louis store, located at City Foundry, will open later this year, with further details of the grand opening coming this fall. Wilcox is currently building a formidable leadership team in preparation for the store’s opening, and the retailer will be sourcing new, local products for its new concept store through its recent partnership with RangeMe.
Cheers to Jane Wilcox as she steps into this new role and helps to pioneer the retailer’s new format!