Grocery Outlet Appoints Heather Mayo to Executive Vice President, Operations and Merchandising, East
- by Anne Allen
EMERYVILLE, CA - During a conference call detailing its third quarter financial results, Grocery Outlet revealed a new executive addition to its team, one that will lead the charge of a new growth front. Heather Mayo has been appointed as the discount grocer's Executive Vice President, Operations and Merchandising, East.
Throughout her career, Mayo has proven herself a valued leader. She most recently was Boxed’s Chief Merchandising Officer and has also worked with Walmart’s Sam's Club division as its SVP of Operations.
“Heather brings 23 years of experience in the retail club channel and will lead our efforts to expand our existing Mid-Atlantic store base and future expansion. We look forward to leveraging her operational and merchandising expertise as we develop our long-term plans for this market,” MacGregor Read, Vice Chairman, stated.
In this new role, Mayo is expected to lead the expansion of the grocer’s operations in Pennsylvania, hoping to make this region a new hotbed of activity.
Read clarified this further in the call, noting that “[We’re] really turning our attention to opening more stores in the Mid-Atlantic and certainly, hiring Heather is a great first step in that direction. We fully intend her to continue to build the infrastructure to support a higher growth rate as time goes on. But again, not to repeat myself, but we really believe in sort of this crawl-walk-run approach. You'll see us open a few stores in 2020 in that region, and then continue to build from there.”
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