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SpartanNash taps Graham McIvor as vice president, merchandising, pharmacy

McIvor will lead the company's merchandising strategies.
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SpartanNash is welcoming a new executive. Graham McIvor is joining as vice president, merchandising and pharmacy, effective immediately. 

In this newly created role, McIvor will accelerate critical components of the company's merchandising transformation and drive the strategic transformation of the pharmacy business, per the company.

"Continuously progressing our merchandising transformation is a vital part of our mission to deliver the ingredients for a better life in the communities we serve," said Bennett Morgan, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. "Graham will play a pivotal role in evolving our retail customer value propositions, supporting our growth ambition through M&A integration, and charting a sustainable course for our pharmacy business. His extensive industry experience will benefit our teams in developing strategies that drive exceptional value for our retail store shoppers, pharmacy patients and independent grocer customers."

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McIvor previously served as vice president of merchandising for grocery, snacks, beverages and pet at Big Lots. He also held key merchandising and strategy roles at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, including leading a significant remodel development and rollout effort. McIvor holds a degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA with a concentration in private equity finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

The addition of McIvor's role demonstrates SpartanNash's ongoing commitment to its merchandising transformation, which is designed to grow sales and margin for its wholesale customers and retail stores with a data-driven and customer-led approach.

McIvor is the third vice president hired in the SpartanNash merchandising department since Morgan joined the company in 2022. McIvor joins Arpen Shah, who serves as vice president, merchandising strategy and analytics, and Brandon Pasch, who serves as vice president, center store merchandising.

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