99 Cents Only Taps Executive VP of Wal-Mart's U.S. Grocery Division Jack Sinclair
CITY OF COMMERCE, CA - Jack L. Sinclair, former Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart’s U.S. Grocery Division, has been announced as the 99 Cents Only Stores LLC’s new Chief Merchandising Officer.
"Jack's significant experience in retail merchandising will be an asset to 99 Cents Only Stores as we continue to improve the execution of our core business plan that emphasizes a strong mix of seasonal, grocery, and close-out products," Andrew Giancamilli, Interim Chief Executive Officer of 99 Cents Only Stores, said in a press release. "His deep knowledge of the grocery and fresh food category will be particularly valuable, given the importance of these categories to our customers and for driving traffic in our stores."
Aside from serving over seven years leading the team responsible for Wal-Mart's grocery business, which 99 Cents Only noted generated substantial growth through a focus on local assortment and fresh foods, he spent 14 years working with the U.K.-based Safeway PLC supermarkets. Eventually, Sinclair became Group Marketing and Trading Director, running all store operations and merchandising for the third-largest grocer in the U.K. In total, Sinclair brings more than 30 years of grocery retail experience with both the North American and European retail markets to his new role.
Sinclair’s position as Chief Merchandising Officer for 99 Cents Only became effective yesterday, in which he will be responsible for the chain’s merchandising and marketing functions.
AndNowUKnow congratulates him on this newest chapter of his industry career!