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Heritage Grocers Group Names Brunts To Board Of Directors

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DeAnn Brunts

Heritage Grocers Group has named DeAnn Brunts as a member of its board of directors, effective immediately.

With more than 30 years of executive experience in operational, strategic and financial management, Brunts is an expert in risk management and governance. Previously, she served as CFO of Benson Hill Inc. in addition to several CFO and business unit leader roles across the retail, food, consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution and service industries for public and private companies.

“We are thrilled to bring DeAnn onto HGG’s board of directors and look forward to all that her expertise and senior knowledge will bring to the company,” said Doug Sanders, chairman and CEO of Heritage Grocers Group.

“HGG strives to deliver an exceptional shopping experience for all our customers, while also focusing on working with the best possible partners to achieve our goals. DeAnn’s extensive experience across a variety of financial leadership positions makes her the perfect fit to join our board, and we’re very pleased to have her.”

Additionally, Brunts served as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she led various initiatives related to IPOs and M&A. She serves on the board of directors for B&G Foods Inc., a position she has held since 2015, Benson Hill (since 2020) and Claire’s Holdings LLC (since 2021).

“I am very pleased to join the board of directors at HGG and am eager to help drive the company forward as it continues to strategically expand and explore new locations and growth,” Brunts said.

“HGG provides a unique and important offer to its customers who want specialized, authentic products reflective of their communities and tradition, and I look forward to working with Doug and team and leveraging my skills and experience to make an immediate, positive impact.”

About Heritage Grocers Group

Heritage Grocers Group is a specialty, ethnic food retailer that offers an extensive assortment of both traditional and specialty grocery items to the communities it serves. With a unique customer experience focused on freshness, authenticity and affordability, Heritage Grocers Group incorporates freshly made ethnic foods, differentiated floor formats presenting specialty categories and localized assortments that engage with each community.

Headquartered in Ontario, California, Heritage Grocers Group operates in six states: California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Kansas and Illinois, with 57 stores under the Cardenas Markets banner, 29 stores under the El Rancho Supermercado banner, 21 stores under the Tony’s Fresh Market banner and seven stores under the Los Altos Ranch Market banner.

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Sommer joined The Shelby Report in January 2022 after graduating from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA with a B.A. and M.A. in Communications and Media Studies. Sommer is excited to learn about the grocery industry and share her findings with The Shelby Report's readers!

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