As the fall marks a season of change and transformation on the horizon, so too does Sysco’s announcement that Judith Sansone will be stepping into her new role as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Sansone will take over as Michael Foster has stepped down from the position.
In Sansone’s new role, starting October 26, she will lead Sysco’s overall commercial strategies, according to a release from the company. She will be responsible for Sysco’s merchandising, marketing, pricing, digital sales enablement, customer personalization, and new channel sales development. As a new executive, Sansone will work across a variety of different divisions as she leads company-wide efforts to grow sales.
Before being appointed as a new leader at Sysco, Sansone spent over 30 years working in the retail industry honing her skills and expertise. In her most recent role she served as the Chief Merchandising Officer at CVS Health where she was responsible for the growth strategy and management of the $20 billion front-of-store business.
“I am very pleased to welcome Judy to Sysco. She is an experienced and highly talented leader who consistently delivers results and drives transformative change,” said Kevin Hourican, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Under Judy’s leadership, I am confident that we will accelerate our profitable sales growth by building a best-in-industry merchandising, marketing, and digital customer engagement strategy. We will leverage our robust customer purchasing data to provide personalized assortments, pricing, and promotional marketing to our customers. Increasing personalization of our go-to-market strategy will enable Sysco to profitably grow our sales and better serve our customers.”
Sansone steps into this new role as her predecessor, Michael Foster, has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer, effective December 31.
We here at Deli Market News wish both Judith and Michael the best of luck as they embrace the changes that come with the shifting seasons.