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Giant Food Names Tonya Herring as New Chief Merchant; Ira Kress Comments

Giant Food Names Tonya Herring as New Chief Merchant; Ira Kress Comments


LANDOVER, MD
Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

Giant Food is tackling growth through an improved merchandising strategy, appointing Tonya Herring as its new Chief Merchant. With this latest executive appointment, Herring will be responsible for overseeing all merchandising strategy and execution across the company.

Tonya Herring, Chief Merchant, Giant Food“As a Maryland local, Giant Food has been part of my community for years,” said Herring. “I am ecstatic to be continuing my career back at Giant and look forward to implementing positive changes within our merchandising sector.”

Herring most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Omnichannel Development for Peapod Digital Labs, which supports Ahold Delhaize USA, a press release stated. There, Herring led the commercial evolution of Ahold Delhaize USA’s omnichannel ambitions.

Giant Food has named Tonya Herring as its new Chief Merchant, a role in which she will oversee all merchandising strategy and execution across the company

Prior to that, Herring was the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Giant Food, where she was responsible for strategic leadership, business plan design, and merchandising organization. She wields over three decades of retail grocery experience.

Throughout her experience, Herring has held multiple roles including over two decades at Safeway, where her positions included Vice President of Category Development, Group Director Category Development for Consumer Brands, and Regional Director.

Ira Kress, President, Giant Food“The entire Giant Food family is thrilled to welcome Tonya back to our team,” said Ira Kress, President. “With her deep merchandising expertise, she will bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the Giant Food brand in this role.”

Congratulations to the new executive!

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