Grand Rapids, MI — SpartanNash has promoted Bennett Morgan to the role of executive vice-president, chief merchandising officer. Morgan joined the company in January 2022 as senior vice-president, chief merchandising officer. He leads fresh, center store and pharmacy merchandising, category management, pricing, promotions and master data management.
“Bennett’s leadership has advanced our capabilities in merchandising and accelerated the benefits we are realizing from our transformation work,” says SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam. “Merchandising continues to play a critical role in our store guest experience, and we are leveraging those insights to help our independent grocery customers grow their businesses.”
Morgan’s promotion follows the announcement of two newly appointed merchandising leaders at SpartanNash — Arpen Shah as vice-president, merchandising strategy and analytics, and Brandon Pasch as vice-president, center store merchandising. The company says this reflects its commitment to its merchandising transformation, which leverages key insights to drive enhanced category planning, promotional effectiveness and a more compelling customer offer.
Prior to SpartanNash, Morgan worked at Amazon, where he helped launch its omni-channel grocery business, including opening its first physical grocery stores across the country. He served as fresh category leader overseeing fresh as well as center store merchandising in different capacities over time.
Prior to Amazon, Morgan served as vice-president, merchandising for Walmart China and Japan, managing all non-buying portions of the merchandising organization.