Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Grocery Outlet Taps Walmart Veteran to Lead East Coast Expansion

Winsight Grocery Business
Discounter Grocery Outlet has charged a former executive of Walmart and Boxed.com with awakening a sleepy store base in central Pennsylvania.

Heather Mayo, who recently was Boxed’s chief merchandising officer and spent 12 years with Walmart’s Sam’s Club division as an operations SVP, and before that more than a decade with BJ’s Wholesale Club, joined Grocery Outlet on Oct. 7 as EVP of the company’s East region. In this role, Mayo is expected to lead the expansion of a small pocket of independently owned discount stores to serve as a second front of long-term expansion for the Emeryville, Calif.-based company, which is currently doing most of its new-store growth in Southern California.. . . more