Giant Food Stores Appoints Sepideh Burkett to Vice President, Store Support
CARLISLE, PA - Giant Food Stores has made headlines over the course of the past several months—after growing through the acquisition of erstwhile SuperValu-owned Shop ’n Save stores in October. And this month, the banner is once again turning heads; this week, Giant Food Stores announced the promotion of Sepideh Burkett to Vice President, Store Support.
“A knowledgeable and passionate leader, Sepideh has made significant contributions to the success of our company, and we look forward to benefitting from her deep knowledge in her new role,” said John Ponnett, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, in a press release. “Her team and customers always come first, and she truly leads by example with her ‘can do attitude,’ inspiring those around her.”
In this new role, Burkett will be responsible for bringing the company’s strategic plans and customer-centric strategy to fruition, driving store performance, and ensuring consistent communication between stores and support functions. She will report directly to Ponnett.
Burkett brings approximately 25 years of experience in the supermarket and drugstore business to her new role. Burkett first joined Giant in 2016 as Director of Special Projects and, most recently, served as District Director overseeing Giant stores in north-central Pennsylvania.
Priorly, Burkett held several leadership roles with Walmart including Market Manager, Regional Health and Wellness Director, Market Health and Wellness Director and Pharmacy Manager.
Additionally, Burkett is a licensed pharmacist. She received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Connecticut and resides in State College, PA, with her family.
We at AndNowUKnow congratulate Sepideh on her new role.