Quick Stats

Quick Stats

    You are here

    Topco's Ups McDermott to Prez, Nutrition Quality Index Unit

    McDermott to lead new nutritional rating system that will launch in supermarkets this year.

    Nancy McDermott has been named president of Overall Nutritional Quality Index LLC (ONQI), the newly formed joint venture to bring a nutritional rating system to market between Braintree, Mass.-based Topco Associates LLC and Griffin Hospital.

    McDermott most recently served as s.v.p. of Topco's TopSource not-for-resale (NFR) program. "Nancy combines an entrepreneurial spirit and solid industry experience with a disciplined approach to business," said Steve Lauer, Topco's president/c.e.o.

    In her new post, McDermott will lead the effort to bring the new nutritional rating system to consumers later this year. Developed by a team of health and nutrition experts under the direction of Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, the ONQI system will rate the nutritional value of food on a scale from 1 to 100.

    "The ONQI system gives consumers the information they need to make healthy choices, one food at a time," said Pat Charmel, president/c.e.o., Griffin Hospital.

    With more than 25 years of experience in the food industry, McDermott previously served as v.p./supply chain for Ahold's Stop & Shop division and s.v.p./NFR (not-for-resale) and s.v.p./corporate brands sourcing for Ahold USA. Prior to that, McDermott worked for Ocean Spray Cranberries and the public accounting firm Ernst & Young.

    Related Content

    Related Content