Back in August 2022, we reported on the departure of Nicholas Bertram as The GIANT Company’s President. Since then, it seems the former retail leader can’t quite leave the industry as he landed a new role within the food sector. Bertram has become the Founding Member of tech provider Divert’s Advisory Board, bringing with him over 20 years of expertise.
“Working at every level of retail—from part-time stocker to leading a company—has given me a holistic view of the industry and just how pervasive the wasted food problem is—not only for retailers but for our larger world,” said Bertram. “Over the last near-decade of my career, Divert was an incredible partner, and I saw firsthand the real impact their solutions had on our business and the broader industry. It is an honor to serve as an advisor as the company accelerates its mission to protect the value of food.”
During his most recent five years leading The GIANT Company, Bertram drove historic omnichannel growth in expanded markets and championed the company’s transformation toward zero-waste by connecting it to the shared purpose of its 37,000 teammates, a press release explained.
Prior to his role there, Bertram held a variety of other senior leadership positions while at GIANT’s parent company Ahold Delhaize, spanning commercial integration, merchandising, and store strategy and sales development. He also previously led retail operations for Jewel-Osco, now part of Albertsons Companies, which followed his nearly 12 years of progressive leadership roles at Walmart.
“Nick is widely respected for his vision and leadership in the retail industry, and has been at the forefront of sustainable retailing,” said Ryan Begin, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Divert. “His vast knowledge of retail operations and the food supply chain will be invaluable to Divert as we enter this next phase of growth. We are thrilled to welcome Nick as the founding member of our advisory board and are actively working to bring on additional advisors that mirror our shared commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable future.”
Congratulations to Nicholas Bertram as he begins his new chapter!