Don J. Clark has been named Global Vice President of Purchasing for Non-Perishables at Whole Foods Market. He will be responsible for all functions of the retailer’s non-perishable business, including growth through strong supplier relationships, inventory and category management initiatives, and managing Whole Foods’ exclusive brands program, which generated approximately $1.8 billion in sales in fiscal 2014.
Clark joins Whole Foods from Target, where he helped in the ongoing transformation of that retailer’s grocery business via significant investments in merchandising, produce sourcing, store design, supply chain, store operations, technology and omnichannel capabilities. Prior to that Clark led the expansion of the Merchant Planning and Presentation capabilities in Target’s Bangalore, India office for its U.S. store and .com businesses.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Don to our team,” said A.C. Gallo, Whole Foods President and COO in a statement. “He is a proven leader in the retail industry with a clear track record of delivering results. We are confident that Don will execute a range of innovative strategies that help take our non-perishables business to the next level.”