KEASBEY, NJ – Wakefern Food Corp. on Wednesday promoted Steve Henig to the new role of chief customer officer and named Bryant Harris chief merchandising officer.
Henig has spent nearly three decades at Wakefern progressing through various procurement roles as well as holding leadership positions in corporate merchandising and marketing. He most recently served as vice president of digital commerce and analytics where he was responsible for e-commerce initiatives, app development and analytics needs. He oversaw the launch of the company’s first automated micro fulfillment center and leads the popular ShopRite from Home service.
In his new role, Henig will work with Wakefern members, leaders and associates to create a single, consistent brand voice for its customers and provide a deep understanding of the market, customers and competitors. He will oversee the departments of branding, e commerce, marketing and advertising.
Harris brings nearly 20 years of experience in retailing to his new role at Wakefern, where he will oversee the product procurement strategy, in store merchandising, pricing and promotion. He will be working closely with Henig to design and implement strategies to increase sales growth for the cooperative.
Previously, Harris served as executive vice president, chief commercial officer at Save A Lot, where he was in charge of assortment strategy, procurement, pricing, visual merchandising and store design. He also held various positions at Walmart Inc. and its Sam’s Club subsidiary, including serving as lead at Sam’s Club’s fresh foods division, a role that represented $13 billion in annual sales.