Andre Persaud has been named president and CEO of retail for United Natural Foods Inc.
Persaud will be in charge of UNFI’s Cub Foods and Shoppers Food Warehouse. He has spent almost 30 years in retail and has served in senior leadership roles with major food and pharmacy companies the last two decades.
Persaud was the president and chief operating officer at Rite Aid and also handled high-ranking duties with Wakefern Foods/ShopRite (executive consultant) and Loblaw Companies Ltd. (senior vice president). His most recent position was senior advisor with Alvarez and Marsal Consumer and Retail Group. Persaud also serves as a board advisor and strategic advisor to Pharmacity, one of the largest pharmacy chains in Vietnam.
“Andre is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record of success across a range of retail organizations,” said UNFI CEO and President Sandy Douglas. “We are excited for Andre to join our team and look forward to the positive contributions he will bring to the company in this leadership position.”