FiveStar Gourmet Foods Welcomes Retail Exec Jerry Callahan to Board of Directors; Tal Shoshan Comments
ONTARIO, CA - FiveStar Gourmet Foods is seeking to advance its growth with the help of a seasoned food industry and retail executive. The industry innovator and home of the Simply Fresh® brands recently welcomed Jerry Callahan to its Board of Directors, effective as of July 1, 2023.
"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 the Albertson Companies. 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.
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.
"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.
Congratulations to Jerry Callahan on his new role!