Schenectady, New York-based Northeast Grocery Inc., the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets, has named Scott Kessler as its new EVP, chief information officer.
Kessler will provide leadership and expertise to operating companies through Northeast Shared Services and report to Frank Curci, CEO of Northeast Grocery Inc.
He will spearhead the development and execution of the company’s technology roadmap to align with business goals. Kessler will direct the IT functions of the companies and work with all areas of the business to identify opportunities to leverage technology to improve efficiency.
“We are thrilled that Scott is joining us as EVP and CIO. His knowledge and experience with leading both IT integrations and modernizations are unparalleled,” Curci said. “More importantly, his ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve sustainable results makes him the perfect fit for our leadership team.”
Kessler previously served as EVP/CIO at BJ’s Wholesale Club, where he provided strategic guidance on leveraging technology to achieve desired business outcomes, including omni-channel, merchandising, demand planning, supply chain, logistics, customer loyalty, financial management and business operations. He has held similar senior level management roles at Belk, GSI Commerce and Accenture.
“I’m excited to guide the integration to completion and lead the strategic roadmap for technology solutions that enhance the way we engage with customers, optimize operations, and empower data-driven decision-making,” Kessler said.
“Our commitment to harnessing digital and AI-powered solutions will unlock new possibilities, elevate customer satisfaction, and position us to deliver exceptional value while propelling us towards a future of unparalleled success.”
Northeast Grocery Inc. is the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets, which operate nearly 300 supermarkets across New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and has more than 30,000 employees.