Leadership

Retailers

Sprouts Appoints Walmart's Scott Neal to Lead Fresh Merchandising

Neal spent 24 years at Walmart and was instrumental in its fresh initiatives.

Industry Partners

PLMA Names Peggy Davies Acting President

Her appointment follows the death of Brian Sharoff, who passed away last month after a brief illness. The association's executive board is conducting a search to determine a permanent successor.

The company veteran has served the Washington-area brand as interim president for nearly a year.

The retailer has promoted Dan Dosenbach and Brent Bohn to newly created labor relations roles following Andy Scoggin's retirement.

The former Columbia Sportswear and XPO Logistics executive will oversee regulatory, risk, food safety and sustainability.

The 30-year industry veteran helped Natural Grocers grow its loyalty program.

The cooperative promotes Laura Kind to VP of brand strategy, and names Ranjana Choudhry VP of advertising and social media.

Jim Gehr comes on board as chief supply chain officer, succeeding Paul Green who has moved on to president of fresh.

Former Godiva executive will oversee marketing and help launch e-commerce.

Brian Bosworth named senior director; Ahley Odom moves from category manger to director.

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