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Doug Ratto leaves Safeway for BevMo!
October 22nd, 2013
CONCORD, Calif. – Doug Ratto has joined BevMo!, a specialty adult beverage retailer, as executive vice president and chief merchant.
He is responsible for leadership of the company’s buying, planning allocation and distribution teams.
Ratto had been senior vice president and general manager of alcohol/tobacco, home care/general merchandise and family care for Safeway Inc.
A 25-year retailing veteran, Ratto was responsible for the strategic development and tactical implementation of his merchandise categories at Safeway. He began his career as a store manager at the Vons supermarket chain in Southern California, moving up the ranks in buying, category management, merchandising and marketing for alcohol, tobacco and snacks.