Giant Food Names Tonya Herring as New Chief Merchant; Ira Kress Comments



Giant Food Names Tonya Herring as New Chief Merchant; Ira Kress Comments


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LANDOVER, MD - We come to you this morning with news of another executive appointment in the retail sector. Giant Food has named Tonya Herring as its new Chief Merchant, a role in which she will oversee all merchandising strategy and execution across the company.

Tonya Herring, Chief Merchant, Giant Food

“As a Maryland local, Giant Food has been part of my community for years,” said Herring. “I am ecstatic to be continuing my career back at Giant and look forward to implementing positive changes within our merchandising sector.”

With more than 30 years of retail grocery experience, Herring most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Omnichannel Development for Peapod Digital Labs, which supports Ahold Delhaize USA, a press release stated. There, Herring led the commercial evolution of Ahold Delhaize USA’s omnichannel ambitions.

Giant Food has named Tonya Herring as its new Chief Merchant, a role in which she will oversee all merchandising strategy and execution across the company

Prior to that, Herring was the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Giant Food, where she was responsible for strategic leadership, business plan design, and merchandising organization.

Ira Kress, President, Giant Food

“The entire Giant Food family is thrilled to welcome Tonya back to our team,” said Ira Kress, President. “With her deep merchandising expertise, she will bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the Giant Food brand in this role.”

Throughout her experience, Herring has held multiple roles including over two decades at Safeway, where her positions included Vice President of Category Development, Group Director Category Development for Consumer Brands, and Regional Director.

Congratulations to the new executive!

Giant Food