Natural Markets Food Group, parent company of Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, Planet Organic Market and Richtree Natural Market restaurants, has named Tim Milano as its new chief merchandising and marketing officer.
Milano brings 20 years of national experience in consumer goods, product development and merchandising to Natural Markets, including most recently serving as head of merchandising for Fresh Direct. In that leadership position, Milano managed a staff of more than 50 and helped grow Fresh Direct sales to an industry leader in the online space. He also helped lead brand and global sourcing for Office Depot for nearly a decade.
“Natural Markets is committed to customers who care deeply about the foods they eat—and Tim Milano embodies that value. He is a merchandising powerhouse who will challenge us to find new ways to meet our customer’s needs—from all-natural, organic food to healthy living and local products. I am excited to work with Tim and to add his leadership to our talented, passionate family,” said Natural Markets Food Group CEO Pat Brown.
Milano said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to join Natural Markets team and to work with their entire network of local farmers and suppliers. I started my career on floors of grocery stores because I cared about helping customers identify new, interesting and delicious food. Together with Natural Markets, I have the opportunity to present our customers with healthy choices and inspire them to live happy, healthy lives.”