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The Fresh Market Names Dave Ciesco CFO and Giorgio Bianchetti Gonzalez as CMO

The Fresh Market Names Dave Ciesco CFO and Giorgio Bianchetti Gonzalez as CMO

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Chief transition underway! The Fresh Market recently made headlines with its latest announcement, appointing Giorgio Bianchetti Gonzalez as Chief Merchandising Officer while Dave Ciesco joins the retail chain as its newest Chief Financial Officer.

Giorgio Bianchetti Gonzalez, Chief Merchandising Officer, The Fresh MarketGonzalez was promoted to CMO late last week from his position as Vice President Merchandising Integration U.S. Latin America. He has been leading the Cencosud S.A./The Fresh Market integration team for the last nine months. Prior to his move to Greensboro, North Carolina, Gonzalez served as CMO for 12 years at Cencosud in Chile and has been with the company for 23 years in various merchandising, operations, and leadership roles.

Gonzalez has been an integral part of Cencosud’s growth and has helped to lead Cencosud to be a market leader in South America with annual sales of $5 billion and a 33 percent share of the Chilean market, as the retailer noted in a recent post.

Giorgio Bianchetti Gonzalez will be taking on the role of Chief Merchandising Officer for The Fresh Market while Dave Ciesco joins the company as its newest Chief Financial Officer

Gonzalez will transition into the new role as the company wishes Dan Portnoy the best on his retirement at the end of August.

Also joining the retailer’s C-suite roster is Ciesco.

Dave Ciesco, Chief Financial Officer, The Fresh MarketCiesco joins the specialty retailer’s executive ring from American Eagle Outfitters, where he served as the Senior Vice President, Head of International Finance and Operations. He brings over 25 years of experience in finance and strategy to The Fresh Market team.

Congratulations to Giorgio Bianchetti Gonzalez and Dave Ciesco on these newly appointed roles, and we wish Dan Portnoy a happy retirement!

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