Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 110

COVER FEATURE

2018 Top Women in Grocery
Janis Huffman
Pharmacy
Operations
Manager,
SpartanNash

Overseeing goals
and performance management
for pharmacists and pharmacy
technicians in 61 locations, Huffman drove a $400,000 reduction
in labor costs.
She was instrumental in
building SpartanNash's Central
Fill initiative; for the program's
expansion, she identified the
building design, workflow
process and logistics, and
established a second prescription-fill machine and associated
technology to accommodate
the increased volume.
Huffman is a member of the
Michigan Pharmacists Association and the Network of Executive Women; she is also active in
her church and volunteers as a
Sunday school teacher.

Kenya Phillips

MDV Division
Inventory Control
Manager,
SpartanNash

Phillips' leadership and dedication
to getting the job done resulted in
SpartanNash's successful support
of military customers during an
accelerated timeline of less than
two months from job inception to
completion; she helped enable the
project to be completed on time
and on budget. 
While managing a team of
specialists, she has kept an
inventory accuracy level of more
99.7 percent annually.
Phillips is also involved with
the Network of Executive
Women, the largest women's
leadership organization serving
the retail and consumer goods
industry, and organizes charity
fundraising events at her Columbus, Ga., facility.

110

progressivegrocer.com

Trish Jones

MDV Division
Customer
Service Manager,
SpartanNash

Jones oversees
14 area managers across SpartanNash's military network, and
has been pivotal in maintaining
the company's close relationship with more than 130 unique
military customer installation
locations.
She helped lead the rollout of
SpartanNash's exclusive military
private-brand program, increasing speed to shelf and fill voids
on products.
A current board member of
the Hampton Roads American
Logistic Association (ALA), Jones
has also volunteered for the past
25 years with the organization to
help with military family Christmas assistance programs, and
also to raise funds for various
scholarships.

Carrie Quigley
Director of
the Project
Management
Office,
SpartanNash

Heading up all of
Spartan Nash's major undertakings in information technology,
Quigley oversaw 129 projects
involving 24 retail, 51 distribution, 15 food manufacturing and
39 service center tech-based
initiatives.
She is recognized by the
company for building useful tech
tools to increase efficiencies and
for spearheading improvements
in its manufacturing process,
which was previously plagued by
system issues.
Quigley has also served as a
committee member on behalf
of SpartanNash for the Uniform
Communication Standard committee for the past five years, and
coaches for her local American
Youth Soccer Organization.

Lauren Mills

Marketing Analytics
Supervisor,
SpartanNash

Regarded as a
thought leader in
her company, Mills was instrumental in leveraging resources
and business partnerships while
creating efficiencies that have resulted in reducing SpartanNash's
annual expenses in one area by
more than $750,000.
Using her aptitude for digging
into the specifics of the company's data to solve problems, she
has also been a critical part of
training SpartanNash's marketing
and analyst teams.
Mills developed and improved
many of SpartanNash's new
analytic processes while making
its quarterly process of gathering
business results, industry trends
and analytic feedback more
efficient and user-friendly.

Kate Gibson

Director of
Vitamins, Sprouts
Farmers Markets

In charge of
Sprouts' key
vitamin categories,
Gibson has been pivotal in the
category's growth and profitability; she additionally helps lead
the company's Vitamin Camp, in
which Sprouts team members
engage in a training program
to enhance their knowledge of
vitamin products.
A leader in team member
product education, merchandising, category promotions
and vendor onboarding, she
also manages Sprouts' private
label supplement line, which
contains about 450 SKUs.
Gibson was awarded the
"Learn and Grow Together"
Sprouts Values Award in 2017
for her inspiring leadership
and outstanding contributions
to the company.

RISING STARS

Cassandra Nino
Grocery Category
Manager,
SpartanNash

As a grocery
category manager
on special assignment, Nino
was called upon by SpartanNash's senior management to
oversee innovations in forecasting, budgeting and reporting, as
well as a number of cross-functional projects and process
improvement efforts.
She also played a critical role
in the transition of SpartanNash's
once-exclusive Our Family brand
to the Michigan marketplace
of 87 corporate-owned stores
and nearly 400 independent
customers.
Nino was selected by senior
management to serve as one
of its 2017 Innovation Award
judges, due to her extensive
knowledge of the industry and
its innovations.

Evette Smith

Grocery Category
Manager, Sprouts
Farmers Markets

Responsible for
liaising with 300
stores nationwide,
Smith was able to turn around
several underperforming categories by building best-in-class
vendor partnerships that also led
to the creation of more profitable
customer-centric promotional
strategies.
She led Sprouts' direct
warehouse initiative, in which she
built processes and systems that
enabled the company to increase
direct buying, and was instrumental in training new category
managers.
Smith is instrumental in
organizing and facilitating
SproutsFest, a two-day tabletop educational event that the
retailer holds each year for 400
vendors and more than 700
Sprouts team members.


http://www.progressivegrocer.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Progressive Grocer - June 2018

Contents
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - Cover1
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - Cover2
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 3
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 4
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - Contents
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 6
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 7
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 8
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 9
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 10
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 11
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 12
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 13
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 14
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 15
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 16
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 17
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 18
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 19
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 20
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 21
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 22
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 23
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 24
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 25
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 26
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 27
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 28
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 29
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 30
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 31
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 32
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 33
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 34
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 35
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 36
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 37
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 38
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 39
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 40
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 41
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 42
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 43
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 44
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 45
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 46
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 47
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 48
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 49
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 50
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - DF1
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - DF2
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - DF3
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - DF4
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 51
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 52
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 53
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 54
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 55
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 56
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 57
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 58
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 59
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 60
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 61
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 62
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 63
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 64
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 65
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 66
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 67
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 68
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 69
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 70
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 71
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 72
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 73
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 74
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 75
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 76
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 77
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 78
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 79
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 80
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 81
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 82
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 83
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 84
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 85
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 86
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 87
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 88
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 89
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 90
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 91
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 92
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 93
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 94
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 95
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 96
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 97
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 98
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 99
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 100
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 101
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 102
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 103
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 104
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 105
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 106
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 107
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 108
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 109
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 110
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 111
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 112
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 113
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 114
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 115
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 116
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 117
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 118
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 119
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 120
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 121
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 122
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 123
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 124
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 125
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 126
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 127
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 128
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 129
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 130
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 131
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 132
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 133
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 134
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 135
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 136
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 137
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 138
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 139
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 140
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 141
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 142
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 143
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 144
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 145
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 146
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 147
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 148
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 149
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 150
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 151
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 152
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 153
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 154
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 155
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 156
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 157
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 158
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 159
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 160
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 161
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 162
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 163
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 164
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 165
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 166
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 167
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 168
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 169
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 170
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 171
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 172
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 173
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 174
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 175
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 176
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 177
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - 178
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - Cover3
Progressive Grocer - June 2018 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com