The supermarket wholesaler and retailer said Wednesday that Dament will lead retail banner operations and oversee retail merchandising and marketing. She will report to Mark Gross, Supervalu’s president and chief executive officer.
A 25-year retail veteran who began her career at Supervalu, Dament most recently was senior vice president of merchandising at Target Corp. where she oversaw food merchandising for its grocery business, including perishables, nonperishables, foodservice and private label brands. She left that post in November after 18 months in the job.
“I’m thrilled that Anne is joining our leadership team,” Gross said in a statement. “As we focus on improving our retail store performance, Anne’s experience across varied retail and merchandising disciplines should prove extremely beneficial. Anne is a dynamic, collaborative leader with great experience building and leading high performing teams through transformation and change.”
Before joining Target, Dament spent seven years in senior-level positions at PetSmart, including as vice president of merchandising solutions and vice president of services.
Her retail career also includes 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility at Safeway, where she held numerous category director positions and served as vice president, business unit general manager, homecare and general merchandise; group vice president, Safeway.com; and group vice president, perishable strategy.
“Returning to Supervalu provides a great opportunity to collaborate with grocery veterans I’ve respected throughout my career,” Dament stated. “Together, I’m looking forward to bringing a renewed energy to our retail banners.”
Overall, Supervalu’s grocery network encompasses 2,067 stores, including of 1,850 stores served primarily by the company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional supermarkets operated under five retail banners, and 22 Shop ‘N Save stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia