CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. announced Tuesday that Ted Williams has been named director of non-foods effective July 5. In this role, he will be responsible for areas like health and personal care, seasonal, general merchandise, pet supplies, candy, and baby.
A 30-year industry veteran, Williams previously worked in Ahold USA as a category management business consultant and with Giant Food as the director of retail pricing and the director of grocery category management. Since then, he has been fine-tuning his skills in non-foods with retailers like CVS, Pathmark, and Rite Aid. Most recently, Williams served as the chief operating officer at HLS-Higher Level Solutions, helping founder-led CPG companies develop their brand while launching into eCommerce and physical retail.
Williams will report directly to Parag Shah, vice president, center store omnichannel merchandising.