Fairway Group Holdings Corp. has named Dorothy Carlow chief merchandising officer, effective Nov. 3. Carlow will lead the merchandising team and the company’s buying and sales strategies. She also will work with the marketing department to amplify and develop programs and promotions that articulate and bring to life Fairway’s unique value proposition. She will report to Fairway CEO Jack Murphy.
“Dorothy has experience in building innovative business plans to propel improved efficiency and sales,” said Jack Murphy. “Over her career, she has demonstrated talent for improving profitability through focused initiatives that standardize merchandising, purchasing and ordering processes across a multi-state grocery store fleet.”
Carlow says she’s excited to join the Fairway team, noting that, “I look forward to working with all the people I have met. Fairway is an iconic New York brand with huge growth potential—one that I am excited to be a part of. The food experience is very much like New York—it is memorable.”
Carlow comes to Fairway from her most recent position as chief merchandising officer of Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based specialty supermarket chain, where she led merchandising, marketing, transportation and logistics.