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01/18/2022

SpartanNash appoints chief merchandising officer

Bennett Morgan joins SpartanNash from Amazon, where he helped launch its fast-growing grocery business.
Sandra Levy
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SpartanNash is welcoming a new executive to its leadership team.

Bennett Morgan is joining as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer, effective Jan. 24. He will report to SpartanNash president and CEO Tony Sarsam.

“SpartanNash continues to recruit top talent as part of our People First strategy, and we are thrilled to welcome Bennett to the team,” Sarsam said. “Bennett will play a critical role in driving innovation for our customers and excellence with our in-store experience.”

Morgan joins SpartanNash from Amazon, where he helped launch its fast-growing grocery business, including opening physical stores across the country. He most recently served as Amazon Fresh Category Leader overseeing produce and protein products and having previously managed center store products as well.

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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.

Morgan also spent several years of his career at H-E-B leading store operations, supply chain manufacturing and merchandising, and at the Boston Consulting Group and Citibank. Morgan earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College.

Morgan is the seventh addition to the SpartanNash executive leadership team since Sarsam joined the company in September 2020. His announcement follows last week’s promotion of Amy McClellan to senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

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