SpartanNash announced that Tom Swanson, currently VP, Merchandising and Marketing for SpartanNash’s Corporate Retail will succeed Ted Adornato as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Retail, who plans to retire effective Oct. 6, 2018.
David Staples, SpartanNash’s President and CEO, said, “Ted’s expertise and leadership during his 15 years with the company have helped make our corporate retail stores more consumer-driven, competitive, and a vital part of our company and the communities we serve.”
Swanson has more than 30 years of executive and managerial experience in grocery retailing, including more than six years as Vice President of SpartanNash’s corporate Retail-West operations. He currently oversees marketing and merchandising for SpartanNash’s 140 corporate-owned stores, enabling the company to maximize its expertise as a retailer and build greater connectivity with its distribution customers.
“Tom’s extensive experience leading our retail grocery business has been and will continue to be of great benefit to us as we increasingly invest in strengthening our retail operations,” said Staples.