Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based The Giant Company has named Ted Williams as director of non-foods.
In this role, he will be responsible for areas like health and personal care, seasonal, general merchandise, pet supplies, candy and baby.
A 30-year industry veteran, Williams previously worked in Ahold USA as a category management business consultant and with Giant Food as the director of retail pricing and the director of grocery category management.
Since then, he has been fine-tuning his skills in non-foods with retailers like CVS, Pathmark and Rite Aid. Most recently, Williams served as the chief operating officer at HLS-Higher Level Solutions, helping founder-led CPG companies develop their brand while launching into e-commerce and physical retail.
Williams will report directly to Parag Shah, VP, center store omnichannel merchandising.
The Giant Company serves millions of people across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and New Jersey. The company has more than 35,000 employees supporting 190 stores, 133 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations and more than 175 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service.
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