Former Kroger Exec Named President and CEO of PCC Community Markets
SEATTLE, WA - PCC Community Markets (PCC) is a staple in the Seattle community, and it has just found a new Chief in the form of a former Kroger Exec. Suzanne (Suzy) Monford was named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 16, 2020.
“I’m thrilled to join the PCC team as we continue to partner with our members, shoppers, and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest,” said Monford. “Since 1953, PCC has championed local producers, quality, and sustainability—the values I most cherish. As we look to the future, we will continue to draw on what makes us special, like our dedication to cooking from scratch daily in our stores, and to anticipate our shoppers’ needs, especially now, through innovation in our stores and our growing online business.”
With more than 30 years of experience in the grocery and restaurant industries, Monford brings a passion for creating healthy communities, a dedication to health and wellness, and a focus on innovation, a press release explained. She joins PCC after spending three years with Kroger as its Group Vice President of eCommerce, where she helped create and lead strategies for the grocer’s e-commerce partnership with Ocado into new markets across the U.S. She also led Fresh Food as the company introduced its new “Fresh for Everyone” master brand.
“Suzy brings to PCC a wealth of experience in natural foods, high-service retail, and executive leadership,” said Catherine Walker, Chair of the PCC Board of Trustees. “Equally important, she has committed her personal and professional lives to health and wellness with a community focus. Her knowledge of the grocery industry, her alignment with PCC’s mission and values, and her commitment to community make her an ideal choice for the CEO role.”
Throughout her time spent as President of Quality Food Centers (QFC) from 2017 to 2019, Monford ran the division of 65 stores in Washington and Oregon and developed a strong connection to the Seattle community. She helped launch delivery, led the campaign to eliminate single-use plastic bags, and launched the Tutta Bella restaurant. Monford also collaborated on the design of the chain’s flagship store in Kirkland to elevate the focus on fresh, local, and healthy.
In addition to her time with Kroger, Monford began her supermarket career working in leadership roles for H-E-B Central Market and H-E-B Grocery. She was also CEO of Andronico’s Community Markets in San Francisco Bay Area and gained international experience in leadership roles with Woolworths and Coles Supermarkets, both in Australia.
Congratulations to Suzanne Monford on this well-deserved role!