Stacy Wiggins has joined Schriever, Louisiana-based Rouses Markets as regional VP of operations, overseeing the east region of the company. She brings more than 30 years of expertise leading strategy and operations to the role.
Wiggins will work closely with Donny Rouse, CEO, and the executive team.
“We are actively planning for our next phase of growth, which includes opening more stores across the region and investing in new technology and platforms for our customers who are increasingly relying on our digital services and e-commerce solutions,” said Rouse. “Stacy has the leadership experience, retail skills and proven business results. I know she will help us meet our company’s and customers evolving needs.”
Wiggins began her career as an hourly associate in the grocery business, where she rose to district manager after working in various positions. She has spent the last 10-plus years at Ahold USA Stop and Shop brand.
Most recently, Wiggins held the position of VP of e-commerce operations and was responsible for inbound ordering, selection, fulfillment, distribution logistics and delivery across all Stop and Shop geographies. Prior to that she served at SVP of sales and operations. She managed 141 stores located in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, totaling $2.2 billion.
The grocery store veteran is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
“We are always honored to hire veterans and provide job opportunities for active military and their families,” said Rouse.
Wiggins has been recognized as a leader in the industry.
“It is very exciting to have a leader on our team who has been recognized for the work they are doing and the important and positive impact she’s had on our industry,” Rouse said. “We all look forward to what she brings to the company.”
Donny Rouse is the third generation to run the business started by his grandfather, Anthony J. Rouse Sr., in 1960. From that one store in Houma, Louisiana, Rouses Markets has grown to more than 60 locations, with 7,000 team members serving customers across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.