Target heightens food and beverage strategy

by Rebekah Schouten
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Target has hired two industry veterans to help accelerate its food and beverage strategy.
MINNEAPOLIS — Two new seasoned food and beverage leaders are joining Target Corp. to accelerate the company's food and beverage strategy, "aimed at offering a differentiated experience, with an emphasis on fresh produce, convenient eating and a curated assortment of affordable and accessible owned and national brands,” Target said.

Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny has been named vice president divisional, meat and fresh prepared food for Target. In this role, he will oversee the meat, seafood, deli, bakery and prepared food categories. Kenny joins Target from Wal-Mart Inc., where he was most recently the senior director of private brands, deli and bakery.

Liz Nordlie

Liz Nordlie will join Target as vice president, product design and development for food and beverage. In her new role, Nordlie will oversee the brand direction and product vision for owned brand food and beverage categories. Nordlie joins Target from General Mills, Inc., where she spent 20 years in general management roles. She was most recently the president of General Mills’ baking division.

Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Target

“Across all categories of our business, we are investing to build an even better Target for our guests,” said Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Target. “We have been making positive progress with our assortment, presentation and operations in food and beverage this year. With Jeff Burt’s leadership, and the investment we’re making to bring on two new seasoned executives, combined with our already talented team, I’m confident we’ll be able to go even further, faster, delivering both an experience and assortment that’s uniquely Target.” 




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