UNFI Promotes 2 Leaders to New Roles

Erin Horvath and Louis Martin will take on new roles for the wholesale giant that provides grocery items to more than 30,000 stores.
Zachary Russell
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Erin Horvath & Louis Martin

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has announced the promotion of two senior leaders. 

Erin Horvath has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer and Louis Martin has been named president of Wholesale. The wholesaler said the elevations will “better align leadership teams and resources to drive its customer-centric strategy and transformation agenda.”

As COO, Horvath will lead project management, focused on enhancing UNFI’s legacy integration and physical infrastructure, as well as ensuring successful implementation of the digital, technology and automation initiatives. As president of Wholesale, Martin will lead UNFI’s strategy by integrating national and regional customer organizations, revenue growth management, and the commercial planning teams.

Horvath and Martin will work with company President Chris Testa, who oversees UNFI’s Services platform, to enhance company profitability.

“This operational leadership team, made up of UNFI veterans and new leaders, is equipped to help us accelerate improvement in our customer and supplier experience, our operating efficiency, and digital and physical infrastructure,” said UNFI CEO Sandy Douglas. “With our transformation plan nearly complete and the realignment of our leadership teams in place, we are well positioned to become a unique value creator for our customers, suppliers, associates and shareholders.”

UNFI delivers fresh, branded, and private label products to more than 30,000 grocery locations throughout North America.