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Varghese Joins SpartanNash As VP, Applications And Data

Binu Varghese

Binu Varghese will lead IT innovation and data strategy in new role

SpartanNash has hired Binu Varghese as VP of applications and data, effective immediately. An experienced technology and product leader, Varghese joins SpartanNash from Carrier Corporation in Atlanta, where he served as global director of data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

“One of our core capabilities at SpartanNash is insights that drive solutions. Our IT applications and data play a critical role in our customer experience, enabling innovation and efficiency for the customers we serve,” said Masiar Tayebi, EVP and chief strategy and information office. “We are thrilled to welcome Binu and are confident his expertise will help us improve the solutions we can provide to our customers.” 

In this role, Varghese will lead multiple areas within the company, developing innovation strategies and driving results. He also will lead delivery of priority projects and new, data-driven solutions to help expand the business.

In 2022, Varghese was named one of the World’s Leading Data Leaders by Chief Data Officer Magazine. His past leadership roles include serving as head of enterprise data, analytics and AI for Rentpath; VP of analytics for Genpact; and data engineering and analytics portfolio leader for Cognizant Technology Solutions. He has extensive domain experience in retail, manufacturing and consumer goods.

Varghese has an MBA from Emory University and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Surat, India. 

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash operates two complementary business segments – food wholesale and grocery retail. Its global supply chain network serves wholesale customers that include independent and chain grocers, national retail brands, e-commerce platforms and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges.

On the retail side, SpartanNash operates 145 brick-and-mortar grocery stores, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market, in addition to dozens of pharmacies and fuel centers.

For more information, visit spartannash.com.

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