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Blanton announced his new role in a LinkedIn post.

Circle K’s head of private label moves over to Amazon

Rodney Blanton has left his convenience post to become director of category management with Amazon Go

Amazon has hired Rodney Blanton, formerly the global head of proprietary brands at Couche-Tard, as director of category management for its Amazon Go convenience chain concept. 

Blanton announced his new role in a LinkedIn post, which indicated a July 1 start date. He departed the convenience store chain after holding several positions within the company beginning in 2009. 

“Joining the forefront of global innovation alongside a talented new team is truly an honor, and I am incredibly eager to contribute to my new family of Amazonians in their fervent efforts of reshaping the way we experience everyday life,” the post said.

Blanton first joined Couche-Tard in 2009 as Circle K’s director of merchandising, marketing, and category management. During his time with the convenience giant, he held a number of roles, including his most recent position as global head of proprietary brands. 

“As I embark on this exciting journey, I reflect on the invaluable experiences and growth I gained during my tenure at Couche-Tard (dba Circle K Stores),” Blanton said in the LinkedIn post. “It is with mixed emotions that I bid farewell to a fulfilling career. I am deeply grateful for the mentorship and support from exceptional leaders that have played a pivotal role in my personal and professional development.”

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