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Big Y Names Creed VP Of Distribution And Logistics

Stephen Creed

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 12:35 pm

The Big Y Foods Board of Directors has appointed Stephen M. Creed to the new position of VP of distribution and logistics. Creed is responsible for leading Big Y’s distribution teams at its newly expanded 430,000-square-foot Fresh & Local Distribution Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. In addition, he will serve as an advisor to the board of directors.

He reports to Michael P. D’Amour, EVP and COO.

Creed has more than 40 years of experience in the distribution industry, mostly within the supermarket realm. He began his career in 1979 with Stop & Shop Inc., where he held various positions including produce and grocery receiving and operations. Throughout his career, he’s held positions of increasing responsibility at companies such as Spartan Stores in Michigan, where he was the assistant warehouse manager. At C&S Wholesale Grocers in Massachusetts and Vermont, he started as facility manager and then became director of perishables distribution.

In 1997, Creed was appointed director of operations for Quality King Distributors, a consumer-packaged goods company in New York, where he managed nationwide distribution from five separate warehouses consisting of food, pharmaceuticals, health and beauty care, fragrances and general merchandise. He later became director of distribution for Supervalu in Suffield, Connecticut, before being promoted to project director for corporate distribution at its headquarters in Minnesota and later promoted to general manager logistics services in the Midwest regional headquarters distribution center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

Returning to his roots in New England from 2005 to 2019, Creed joined Associated Grocers of New England in Pembroke, New Hampshire. He started as VP of warehousing and transportation, then became SVP of warehousing and transportation until his most recent position there as SVP of supply chain management. Last year, Creed joined Big Y as senior director of distribution and logistics.

Creed has served on the New Hampshire Motor Transport Association and The Ryder National Food & Beverage Advisory Board. His professional training includes the Cornell University Executive Food Management Program along with Dale Carnegie Executive Management and Zenger-Miller Quest Training.

A resident of Marshfield, Massachusetts, he and his wife, Carol have three children.

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