Food Business News - April 21, 2015 - (Page 14)

Target hires merchandiser to reinvent its food business MINNEAPOLIS - Anne Dament has been hired by Target Corp. as senior vice-president, merchandiser, and has the specific job of "leading the strategic repositioning of Target's food business," according to the company. She joins Target from PetSmart, where she most recently was vicepresident of services. On March 3, the retailer announced its intention to overhaul its food assortment and operations. The effort will focus on six product categories, including better-for-you snacks, coffee and tea, premium sauces and oils, specialty candy, wine and craft beer, and yogurt and granola. It also will expand the availability of natural, organic, locally grown and gluten-free choices Anne Dament to fit the wellness-focused lifestyles of its customers, according to Target. "Our guests tell us they expect Target to inspire them with differentiated food offerings like we do in other areas," said Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer. "We have an opportunity to make food more reflective of our brand, elevate the shopping experience and make Target a food destination for our guests. Having previously worked alongside Anne, I know her industry expertise and proven ability to reinvigorate existing businesses make her the right leader to drive our reinvention." Ms. Dament brings more than 19 years of grocery and consumer packaged goods experience to her new role. She started her career in food, as a buyer at Supervalu and then at Safeway where she held various positions in category and sales management. Later she led Safeway's home care and general merchandising business, where she worked with a variety of C.P.G. companies and focused on the company's global buying strategy. In her final role at Safeway, she was group vice-president, perishable strategy, where she focused on assortments in order to drive traffic. "My very first job was in a local grocery store, and I've had a passion for food ever since," Ms. Dament said. "Joining the team at Target gives me an opportunity to bring my professional experience and love of food to the organization as their transformation is just getting under way. I'm excited to return home to Minnesota and work alongside great leaders for such an iconic brand." FBN Discover the benefits of chicory root fiber Digestive health Weight management Less sugar and really yummy * Prebiotic Fiber * Synergy with Probiotics * Improves Regularity, Promotes Colon Health * Sugar Reduction, Calorie Reduction * Lowers Glycemic Impact * Increased Satiety Natural origin Taste & texture * Non GMO * Safe, Secure, Supply Chain * Organic Compliant, 100% Vegetable Origin * Improves Taste * Increases Shelf Life * Masks off flavor notes of Stevia inspired by Sensus America Inc. | ph: 646 452-6143 14 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® April 21, 2015

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Food Business News - April 21, 2015
Wal-Mart eyeing improvements
Drought dilemma for California agriculture
Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Food’s share of spending declines
Reheating meat sales
A record year for specialty food sales
Innovation insights from Chobani
Target hires merchandiser to reinvent its food business
McDonald’s moves toward simpler ingredients
Tyson Foods to close Georgia plant
Bottled water drove beverage market growth in 2014
I.F.F. plans to buy Ottens Flavors
F.D.A. challenges Kind under ‘healthy’ labeling rules
U.S. organic food sales rise 11% in 2014
Daily’s to build bacon plant
Iconic hot sauce brand, assets acquired
Washington - Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Health and Wellness - Subtracting sugar from formulations
Ingredient Innovations - Positive fiber signs from Europe
Study links fiber, whole grains to reduced risk of death
Dairy Business News - Hydrocolloids: Managing moisture and more
Ingredient Marketplace 2015
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Another new chapter for C.W.B.
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 21, 2015