Former Giant Eagle President John Lucot Joins Mercatus as Senior Strategic Advisor
TORONTO, CANADA - An esteemed industry vet has taken a pivotal next step in their already illustrious career, as it was recently announced that John Lucot, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Giant Eagle, has joined e-commerce solutions provider Mercatus as the company’s Senior Strategic Advisor.
“Already a leader in its space, Mercatus is continuing to build on its reputation as a trusted eCommerce partner to the grocery industry,” said Lucot. “The platform, its broad functionality, and the company’s rapid pace of innovation is impressive. I look forward to leveraging my operations experience and insights as a retail executive to help ensure Mercatus clients have the mission-critical solutions they need to connect to, retain, and profit from their online customers.”
In this new role, Lucot will support retailer engagement initiatives and offer his deep grocery and industry knowledge to ensure the success of the Mercatus client network and advance the solutions provider’s cloud offerings, as explained in a press release.
Lucot also serves as a longtime member of the Food Marketing Institute Board of Directors and continues to serve on various other industry and charitable boards. Prior to joining the executive team at Mercatus, Lucot spent 42 years at Giant Eagle, holding the position of President and Chief Executive Officer prior to his retirement in 2016. He also served as a member of Topco Holdings Board of Directors, having been named Chairman back in 2016.
“At a time of such rapid channel growth, having someone like John—a proven leader in the grocery industry with years of retail business acumen—will be extremely valuable to Mercatus and our clients,” said Sylvain Perrier, Mercatus President and CEO. “From his long, successful career at Giant Eagle, to his impact as a board member at a number of industry organizations, John is engaging, knowledgeable, and insightful. I’m looking forward to working closely with him, as is my executive team, as we address the most relevant digital commerce needs of grocery retailers quickly and clearly.”
Congratulations John Lucot! As e-commerce becomes an increasingly more vital component of the retail space, AndNowUKnow will keep an eye out for the growth sparked by this recent appointment.