Grocery Outlet Names New CEO

RJ Sheedy will serve as the grocer's new chief executive and will assume his new role at the start of 2023.
Greg Sleter
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Grocery Outlet will begin 2023 with a new chief executive as the company’s current president RJ Sheedy will transition to the role of president and CEO effective Jan. 1. Eric Lindberg will transition from CEO to chairman of the board. 

Additionally, Sheedy will also be appointed to the board, and Erik D. Ragatz, currently chairman of the board, will assume the role of lead independent director.

"There is no one better to lead Grocery Outlet into the next chapter of growth than RJ Sheedy. He is a strong business leader who takes a long-term strategic approach, which will position Grocery Outlet for continued success," said Mr. Lindberg. "RJ's leadership style exemplifies our culture and values, he is passionate about the business, and his relentless pursuit of excellence resonates with and inspires our team."

Sheedy brings more than 20 years of experience in the grocery and retail industries. He joined Grocery Outlet in 2012 and has served as the company's president since 2019. Throughout his tenure at Grocery Outlet, Sheedy has served in leadership roles overseeing purchasing, marketing, supply chain and strategy.

"I am honored to serve as the next CEO of Grocery Outlet, succeeding Eric, who has demonstrated great leadership and vision. The company has experienced tremendous growth and transformation during his tenure, and I look forward to working with Eric for many more years to come," said Sheedy.