Save A Lot names chief merchandising officer

The discount retailer has hired retail veteran Trey Johnson to the position.
Zachary Russell
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Discount grocery chain Save A Lot has named its new chief merchandising officer. Trey Johnson will fill the role, and report directly to CEO Leon Bergmann.

In his role as chief merchandising officer, Johnson will oversee all areas of merchandising and quality assurance, including Save A Lot’s 55 private brands, as well as work to strengthen existing relationships with retail partners and vendors.

Johnson brings over 30 years of experience leading business operations, merchandising strategy and supply chain efforts, working with retailers such as Albertsons, Big Lots, Family Dollar and more. He most recently served as EVP, chief merchandising, marketing & supply chain officer for The Save Mart Companies.

“With his strong track record of success in the grocery business, Trey brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the complex operations involved with merchandising strategies and tactical implementation,” said Bergmann. “We’re excited for him to leverage that experience to ensure that Save A Lot’s assortment positions our Retail Partners to win consistently in their markets.”

In February, Save A Lot announced the completion of its relicensing program, shifting the retailer to a wholesale model. The chain currently operates around 900 stores in 32 states.

“I’m looking forward to supporting Save A Lot’s retail partners with an assortment that emphasizes great value and quality for consumers and delivers outstanding profitability to local owners and operators,” said Johnson. “Save A Lot’s commitment to remaining a hometown grocer while maintaining quality and value for families is one I’m excited to help build upon."