What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Customers. Every category decision I make has our customers in mind—always. What is more rewarding than giving other people what they want?

What inspires your leadership approach?

Customers. When your plan, approach or proposal puts customers first, it’s always hard for someone to say no to you. 

What do you value most about being a part of the grocery business?

Again, customers. I think of my category as my garden. I continually trim, pluck and pull the dead and dying weeds and plant fresh new flowers. My customers let me know how good my green thumb is. 

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