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FiveStar Gourmet Foods Welcomes Retail Exec Jerry Callahan to Board of Directors; Tal Shoshan Comments

FiveStar Gourmet Foods Welcomes Retail Exec Jerry Callahan to Board of Directors; Tal Shoshan Comments

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

One dedicated retail exec will be adding their expertise to the FiveStar Gourmet Foods organization. The supplier recently welcomed industry vet Jerry Callahan to its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2023.

Jerry Callahan, Group Vice President of Produce and Floral, Albertsons"I am privileged to join the FiveStar Gourmet Foods Board of Directors and contribute to their dynamic years of upcoming innovation and growth," expressed Callahan. "The decision to join FiveStar's board was an effortless one when you consider their unwavering commitment to top-notch products, impeccable food safety records, profound partnerships with premium retailers, and revolutionary innovation approach."

Callahan's expertise has been garnered over a four-decade tenure with Albertsons. In the role of General Vice President of Produce, Floral, Meat, and Seafood, Callahan spearheaded coast-to-coast innovation across 2,250 stores in 14 divisions. As a press release explained, some of his key contributions in revolutionizing in-store produce programs set a precedent for unparalleled fresh quality.

Effective July 1, 2023, FiveStar Gourmet Foods welcomed Jerry Callahan to its Board of Directors

During his time with Albertsons, Callahan progressed from Assistant Produce Clerk to Produce Sales Manager, before becoming a vital part of the company's corporate office. He brings a holistic understanding of the food industry landscape to his new role, as well as expertise in identifying emerging consumer trends and swiftly executing in-store initiatives.

Tal Shoshan, Chief Executive Officer, FiveStar Gourmet Foods"Jerry Callahan's addition to our team marks a pivotal moment as we redefine the fresh food experience for consumers. His talent and expertise are incomparable within the retail industry," stated Tal Shoshan, Chief Executive Officer of FiveStar. "With a remarkable history of enhancing enterprise value and an unparalleled journey from the produce department floors to C-suite at a national retail powerhouse, his guidance is invaluable. We eagerly anticipate his insights as we navigate innovation and expansion."

Callahan's insight will empower the company to continue crafting enhanced experiences and innovative solutions for esteemed retail partners, the release went on to note, playing a crucial role in fostering a deeper understanding of retailers' challenges with fresh foods.

We join FiveStar in welcoming Jerry Callahan to the team!

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