Whole Foods Market Appoints Exec to Lead Amazon Integration

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Whole Foods Market Appoints Exec to Lead Amazon Integration


To lead the integration with Amazon, Whole Foods Market has promoted Christina Minardi to executive vice president of operations. She will also work on e-commerce initiatives and other programs, as well as be responsible for four regions. Minardi has been with the company since 1995, most recently serving as president of the Northeast region where she was overseeing 40 stores.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Christina to the leadership team, and I look forward to working with her to build an exciting future,” said Whole Foods CEO John Mackey. “I know she will be an integral part of building our relationship with Amazon and helping drive our shopper experience.”

Minardi is the third executive vice president of operations for the retailer, joining Ken Meyer and David Lannon. In August, the acquisition of the organic-focused grocer was completed by Amazon. Earlier this month, Whole Foods reported a 4.4% increase in Q4 sales from the same period in 2016.

Learn more about how Whole Foods Market is transforming modern day retail through successful strategies and innovations at NRF 2018 on Tuesday, January 16 at 2:15pm. Christine Sturch, Midwest design coordinator for Whole Foods Market will share insights in the “Urban Incubators: Fueling Accelerated Retail Growth” session.