Smart & Final Appoints Derek Jones President Of Its Cash & Carry Banner
COMMERCE, CA – Smart & Final announced the appointment of a new President for its foodservice-focused Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice division. Derek Jones will assume the executive role, overseeing 60 wholesale stores in six western states—one-stop-shops for large and small foodservice business needs—and reporting directly to Smart & Final President and CEO Dave Hirz.
Jones comes to his new role from SpartanNash Company. During his tenure at the Michigan-based grocery distributor and retailer, Jones served in a number of senior positions, including President, Executive Vice President, Wholesale and Distribution, EVP of Retail Operations, and EVP of Wholesale Operations.
"This is an exciting period of growth for Cash & Carry, and we look forward to Derek's support in delivering great results as we enter a brand new market for the second year in a row," said Hirz in a company press release. "He has the experience and track record to drive our ongoing expansion efforts in key markets, and we're confident he's the right person for this large, important part of our business."
The new Cash & Carry head brings 26 years of retail experience to his new post, with experience in operations, distribution, and supply chain at Unisource Worldwide, Office Depot, Walgreens, and Walmart. Jones has served on the Board of Directors for the National Grocers Association and the Heart of West Michigan United Way.
We at AndNowUKnow congratulate Derek on his new position and wish him the best in his future endeavors.