Rebecca Calvin will be stepping up in the retail industry as Stater Bros. Markets appoints her as the company’s newest Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Effective September 26, Calvin will be succeeding Dennis McIntyre as he prepares to retire from his Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer post.
Calvin will be leading the charge for the retailer, taking on Stater Bros.’ marketing efforts, which include the Sales and Merchandising, Integrated Marketing, eCommerce, and Food Strategy and Innovation departments. She will also be responsible for strengthening Stater Bros.’ ability to meet the evolving needs of grocery shoppers in the diverse Southern California market through smart and effective product, pricing, and promotion strategies.
As noted in the release, Calvin brings several years of grocery industry experience to the role, most recently holding the title of Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer at The Save Mart Companies. In this position, Calvin oversaw merchandising, space planning, pricing and promotion execution, and the grocer’s private label program.
Prior to joining The Save Mart Companies team, Calvin began her career as a Category Buyer with Daymon Worldwide. She also served as Vice President of Grocery, Frozen, and Dairy at Mariano’s before continuing to merchandising and category management roles in the Kroger family of companies.
“I am very excited that Rebecca has chosen to join the Stater Bros. team, and I look forward to working side-by-side with her to make Stater Bros. the premier shopping destination for groceries in Southern California,” commented Chief Executive Officer Pete Van Helden. “On behalf of all our teammates, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dennis for nearly 45 years of dedicated service to our company. His passion and enthusiasm have made a significant impact on the current and future success of Stater Bros.”
Calvin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a Minor in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Cornell University Food Executive Program. She has earned a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and currently serves on the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) Board of Directors.
Three cheers to Rebecca Calvin on this new role!