Los Angeles-based Good Food Holdings, the food retailing holding company for Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres Natural Market, Metropolitan Market, New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Market, is appointing Neil Stern as its new CEO. Stern will be replacing Matt Turnbull, who has been with Good Food Holdings since 2012 and has served as its CEO since 2018.
Stern, who has been a Good Food Holdings board member for the last two years, is a senior partner of McMillan Doolittle, a strategic consulting firm. He leads the company’s food retail practice and has spent more than three decades working with some of the best-known retail chains in the U.S. and abroad.
“I’m very happy to lead Good Food Holdings into its next generation of successful growth. GFH owns five preeminent grocery retail brands – each known for their quality and serving their local communities with an unparalleled food experience, both through ingredients or finished meals. We would like to thank Matt Turnbull for his contribution in helping lead and grow Good Food Holdings to where it is today,” Stern said in a statement.
While the change is effective immediately, Turnbull will stay on through the beginning of December to help with the transition.
“I’m very grateful for the time I’ve had over the years with Good Food Holdings,” said Turnbull. “It has been a personally rewarding experience to work and grow with our different brands as they shine a spotlight on their differentiators.”
Each Good Food Holdings food retailing brand has its own leadership team, company culture, operating philosophy and go-to market strategy. Each brand is deeply rooted in community and is the leader in its respective market in offering the most unique item assortments, highest quality meat, seafood and bakery items, as well as the broadest assortment of quality and organic produce available. Each brand also has a broad and high quality offering of prepared foods.