Schnuck Markets promoted Ryan Cuba from chief business development and transformation officer to chief merchant, where he will lead the retailer’s merchandising department. He succeeds Steve Mayer, who was in the role for three years.
“Ryan’s combination of business acumen and wide-ranging experience across varied disciplines positions him as the ideal leader who can empower the company’s success as a regional grocer competing in a complex, evolving market,” said Schnucks President and Chief Operating Officer David Peacock. “His data-centric approach will help drive performance, while his track record of leadership and development of people will serve the merchandising organization well as they evolve to meet changing customer needs.”
With 25 years of retailing experience, Cuba joined Schnucks 14 years ago to lead store operations before leading the newly formed business development department, where he grew the retailer’s e-commerce business, closed the sale of the company’s pharmacy business to CVS, launched the new EatWell store and completed the acquisition of 19 Shop ‘n Save stores.