Food solutions company SpartanNash, headquartered in Byron Center, Mich., today announced the promotion of Bennett Morgan to executive vice president, chief merchandising officer. Morgan joined SpartanNash in January 2022 as senior vice president, chief merchandising officer. He leads fresh, center store and pharmacy merchandising, category management, pricing, promotions, and master data management.
"Bennett's leadership has advanced our capabilities in merchandising and accelerated the benefits we are realizing from our transformation work," said SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam. "Merchandising continues to play a critical role in our store guest experience, and we are leveraging those insights to help our independent grocery customers grow their businesses."
Morgan's promotion follows the announcement of two newly appointed merchandising leaders at SpartanNash – Arpen Shah as vice president, Merchandising Strategy and Analytics, and Brandon Pasch as vice president, Center Store Merchandising.
Prior to SpartanNash, Morgan worked at Amazon, where he helped launch its fast-growing omni-channel grocery business, including opening its first physical grocery stores across the country. He served as Amazon Fresh Category Leader overseeing fresh as well as center store merchandising in different capacities over time.
Prior to Amazon, Morgan served as vice president, Merchandising, for Walmart China and Japan, managing all non-buying portions of the merchandising organization. His key focus areas included cost negotiations and advanced data-led capabilities in assortment, pricing, and promotions. He also spent several years of his career at H-E-B leading lean store operations, supply chain, manufacturing, and merchandising efforts. Prior to H-E-B, he worked at Boston Consulting Group and Citibank.