Meijer is adding a new senior leader to its merchandising organization with the hiring of Tod Pepin as the Midwestern superstore retailer's SVP of foods.
“We are extremely pleased to have a leader like Tod join our organization,” said Peter Whitsett, Meijer's EVP of merchandising. “His successful career within a family-owned business will make him a great cultural fit at Meijer, while his years of experience in key categories such as grocery and fresh will allow him to make a positive impact very quickly within our organization.”
Pepin comes to Meijer after nearly 30 years at Maine-based Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets. He began his career at Hanneford as a store team member and held a variety of roles in store operations, supply chain and merchandising, culminating with his role as SVP of merchandising. Most recently, Pepin served as SVP of merchandising governance, private brands and business planning for Hanneford parent company Delhaize America.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 223 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.