There's nothing quite like the words “new Chief” to perk the industry’s ears. Recent news of United Natural Foods, Inc.’s (UNFI) new Chief Supply Chain Officer hit our desks, as Mark Bushway steps into the role, effective January 3, 2022. He will report to Eric Dorne.
“Mark is a terrific fit to lead our fulfillment network,” said Dorne, Chief Operating Officer. “Having led our Atlantic Region for the past three years, he fully understands the evolving needs of our customers and will bring his experience and expertise to bear in support of their unique needs today and in the future. Most importantly, he knows our culture and how critical it is that we take care of our people, continuing all our initiatives to help position UNFI as an employer of choice across North America.”
Bushway currently serves as President of UNFI’s Atlantic Region.
In his new position, he will take on leadership of the company’s fulfillment network across North America, consisting of 56 distribution centers serving more than 30,000 customer locations.
Prior to UNFI, Bushway spent 14 years in leadership positions of increasing responsibility for C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Before leading UNFI’s Atlantic Region, Bushway spent the previous eight years as Vice President of Distribution for UNFI’s Atlantic Region, where he was responsible for all operational and financial performance at eight distribution centers. He also served as Director of Real Estate and Construction and held operations roles over his 18-year tenure with UNFI.
The focus in his new role, according to a release, will be on UNFI’s existing fulfillment network strategy, while continuing to build out cross-selling capabilities, identifying distribution center expansions, and accelerating network optimization and automation initiatives.
Bushway will also continue working closely with his peers in UNFI’s sales organization to ensure customer insights and feedback are considered in all fulfillment network day-to-day activities.
We here at Deli Market News extend our congratulations to Mark Bushway on this new role!