Safeway Veteran Debbie Vest Named as Renaissance Food Group's New VP of Procurement
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Debbie Vest, produce industry and Safeway veteran of more than two decades, has joined the Renaissance Food Group (RFG) team as its new Vice President of Procurement.
“Renaissance Food Group is very fortunate to have Debbie on our team,” said Jim Catchot, President of RFG. “Her experience with procurement and grower/shipper relationships will continue to push RFG’s position as a leader in the fresh food industry.”
With a 24-year tenure at Safeway, most recently overseeing procurement for the entire company as the retailer’s Group Director, Vest brings buy-side knowledge to the RFG team in this newly-created role.
According to the company, Vest will serve as the primary strategic leader, responsible for further developing RFG’s vertically-integrated supply chain and raw material sourcing programs.
Additionally, Vest will use her expertise to work with the internal procurement team directly, as well as grower partners, to help deliver premium products to RFG customers.
This latest additions goes into effect this month, April 2016. AndNowUKnow congratulates Vest on this newest chapter to her long produce career, and will continue to follow RFG and other companies in their strategic growth.