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MacGregor Read Retires as Vice Chairman of Grocery Outlet's Board of Directors; Eric Lindberg Comments

MacGregor Read Retires as Vice Chairman of Grocery Outlet's Board of Directors; Eric Lindberg Comments

EMERYVILLE, CA - Following more than three decades of service, a familiar face has left Grocery Outlet. Recently, the retailer announced that MacGregor Read, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, has retired, effective September 1.

MacGregor Read, Former Vice Chairman, Grocery Outlet“I want to thank Eric [Lindberg] and the entire Grocery Outlet family for the best three decades of my life,” said Read. “While I step away and enjoy this next chapter, I look forward to watching the continued success of Grocery Outlet. I have the utmost confidence in the leadership team, our unique model, and independent operators who bring our treasure hunt shopping experience to customers across the country each day.”

Read started his career with the retailer as an intern in 1993 before working in various departments throughout the company, including purchasing, retail merchandising, real estate, and construction, according to a release. In 2006, he and Lindberg were appointed Co-Chief Executive Officers.

MacGregor Read has announced his retirement as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Grocery Outlet

Under Read, Grocery Outlet saw significant sales and store count growth, expanding its national footprint. In 2018, he was named Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board before transitioning to Vice Chairman of the Board in 2020.

Eric Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer, Grocery Outlet“After 16 years of service on our Board and nearly 30 years as part of the Grocery Outlet team, the impact MacGregor has had on the trajectory and success of our business is unmatched,” said Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer. “MacGregor has been a steadfast and strategic partner to me and the rest of the leadership team, helping build and solidify the most unique aspects of our business model—how we buy and how we sell.”

Cheers to MacGregor Read on a successful career, and may he have a happy retirement!

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