STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Veteran Home Depot executive Lyne Castonguay has been named chief merchandising officer at Sobeys Inc.
She will oversee all aspects of Sobeys go-to-market strategy, with responsibility for category management, marketing, data insights, research, procurement, private label and merchandising as well as the company’s digital strategy. The retailer’s operations include the Nova Scotia-based Lawtons Drugs chain.
For the past 14 years Castonguay has held progressively senior positions with Home Depot both in Canada and, for the past 12 years, the United States, most recently serving as senior vice president of home services. Before that she worked for General Electric in Canada, where she held numerous roles including general manager for the Canadian lighting business. She has experience in both retailing and manufacturing in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.
“Lyne is a passionate and successful retailer who brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record for growing the businesses she has led,” said Sobeys president and chief executive officer Marc Poulin. “I am delighted she is returning to Canada to take on this extremely important role for our organization.”