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Invafresh names Andrew Cron CDO

He comes from Kroger’s retail data science, insights, and media company

Invafresh today announced Andrew Cron, Ph.D., has joined the company as chief data officer.

Cron is an accomplished executive-level data scientist and technology thought leader with a proven track record in driving transformational business results by bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology innovation and real-world application.

He joins Invafresh from 84.51˚, Kroger’s retail data science, insights, and media company, where he was SVP, chief scientist. In this role, directing a 100-member cross functional team comprising of researchers, data scientists, and engineers, Cron built and led the R&D vision and strategy for Kroger’s data analytics and data monetization subsidiary, enhancing Kroger’s in-store and supply chain operations, as well as CPG partner product performance. Prior to 84.51˚, Cron held senior data scientist roles with Citadel LLC, Weinrub Analytics and MaxPoint.

“I am excited to join the Invafresh team as this is a pivotal time to be in grocery retail technology given the applicability AI has in addressing industry-wide challenges,” said Cron. “I look forward to partnering with our customers around the world to transform AI technology into tangible business solutions that will help optimize their fresh food operations.”

“AI technologies are revolutionizing the way grocery retailers operate, enabling them to streamline supply chains, enhance customer experiences, drive labor efficiencies, reduce food waste, and use technology to guide and accelerate decision making,” said Tim Spencer, chief executive officer at Invafresh. “Invafresh is at the forefront of accelerating the AI transformation of fresh food retail operations worldwide and I look forward to Andrew’s leadership in strengthening our capabilities in this area to deliver meaningful value to our customers.”

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