Sobeys' Mike Venton Celebrates One Year With the Retailer
STELLARTON, CANADA - Anniversaries are important in our industry, whether it be celebrating the tenure of a company, the prestige of an event, or the milestone of a career. As we kick off 2019, we would like to congratulate Mike Venton, who is celebrating the culmination of his first year at Sobeys as the company’s GM of its FRESHCO formats and Fresh Food, nationally.
"It has been incredibly exciting for me to join and be welcomed into this great Canadian family-owned company. I am so appreciative of the opportunity and the Sobey family and employees are fantastic to work with," Mike shares with me on the recent anniversary. "The discount businesses I lead, FreshCo and Chalo, are on the verge of massive growth in Canada and I’m looking forward to seeing our discount brand across the country. The business has also asked me to help them in Fresh food, nationally. Fresh food is a passion of mine, and I see a lot of great opportunities here for Sobeys."
Mike brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to his role at Sobeys, having risen the ranks at Loblaw Companies Ltd. with roles that include Vice President of National Grocery Procurement, Senior Vice President of Fresh Food Discount/National Produce/Floral Procurement, and Senior Vice President of No Frills.
Congratulations, Mike, on this amazing first year with Sobeys! We are excited to see where you will take these formats in 2019!