SpartanNash names new leadership

The food solutions company that owns several grocery banners has hired a new chief merchandising officer.
Zachary Russell
Associate Editor
Zachary Russell profile picture

Michigan-based food solutions company SpartanNash has added to its executive leadership team. Bennett Morgan will become the company’s new senior vice president and chief merchandising officer effective Jan. 24, and will report to SpartanNash president and CEO Tony Sarsam.

The move comes a week after the company announced the promotion of Amy McClellan to the role of senior vice president and chief marketing officer. SpartanNash owns and operates 145 supermarket locations under several banners including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market and more, along with a private label collection.

"SpartanNash continues to recruit top talent as part of our ‘people first’strategy, and we are thrilled to welcome Bennett to the team,” said Sarsam, who joined the company in 2020. "Bennett will play a critical role in driving innovation for our customers and excellence with our in-store experience."

Morgan joins SpartanNash from Amazon, where he helped launch its fast-growing grocery business, including opening physical stores across the country. Morgan most recently served as Amazon Fresh category leader, overseeing produce and protein products and having previously managed center store products.

Before his work at Amazon, Morgan served as vice president of merchandising for Walmart China and Japan, managing all non-buying portions of the merchandising organization. His job scope included cost negotiations and advanced data-led capabilities in assortment, pricing and promotions. Morgan also spent several years at H-E-B leading store operations, supply chain manufacturing and merchandising. Morgan earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College.