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SpartanNash Elevates Smith In Floral Merchandising

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SpartanNash has promoted Andy Smith to senior director of merchandising in produce/floral.

In his new role, Smith will oversee all aspects of SpartanNash’s produce and floral merchandising to include retail, category management, distribution and procurement.

“I’m pleased to promote Andy from within to fill this critical role on the merchandising team,” said Bennett Morgan, EVP and chief merchandising officer. 

“As we look to improve our fresh credibility in our new go-to-market strategy, floral and produce are going to be big bets for us. With his extensive background and knowledge in the business, Andy is the perfect fit to help us in becoming a leading customer-focused, innovative food solutions company.”

The move comes on the heels of the company’s commitment to a merchandising transformation, using insights to drive enhanced category planning, promotional effectiveness and a more compelling customer offer.

Since beginning his career with SpartanNash about two decades ago, Smith has held a variety of different roles within the food industry. He spent six years in retail store operations, followed by 13 within produce and floral. 

Smith’s work earned him a spot as a “Rising Star of Produce” from the Produce Business Top 40 Under 40 awards program. 

Smith is also a Food Marketing Institute Future Leaders Experience Attendee, Emerging Leaders Development Program Graduate and, most recently, he completed the International Fresh Produce Association Executive Leadership program at Cornell University.

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