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Canadian grocer Sobeys Inc. has appointed Beth Newlands Campbell president of its Atlantic/Ontario business unit, effective immediately.
Over 30 years, Campbell rose through the ranks in operations marketing, merchandising and strategic planning roles at Delhaize America. Her most recent role was president of Salisbury, N.C.-based Food Lion.
“Beth’s diverse experience and proven record in organizational growth and strategic planning will support all aspects of our business in Atlantic Canada and Ontario,” said Marc Poulin, president and CEO of Nova Scotia-based Sobeys. “Her passion for food, customer service and serving her community positions her well to continue advancing our mission to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.”
Campbell will report to Poulin and serve as a member of the Sobeys Leadership Committee.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Co. Ltd., Sobeys owns or franchises about 1,500 stores in all 10 Canadian provinces under such retail banners as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods and Lawton’s Drug Stores, in addition to more than 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys employs more than 125,000 associates.