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Save-on-Foods announces executive changes


Save-On-Foods has named Jamie Nelson, formerly vice president of retail, as its new executive vice president.

jamie_nelson_copy_copy-7284332Jamie Nelson

According to a release from the company, Nelson will now oversee the following functions:

  • marketing,
  • public affairs and corporate social responsibility,
  • people and communications, led by vice president,
  • merchandising and inventory management,
  • health, innovation and private brands,
  • real estate and store development.

The announcement is part of a series of strategic changes at Save-On-Foods’ Langley, B.C. head office.

  • Brenda Kirk has been promoted from vice president of innovation and private brands to senior vice president of health, wellness, and our brands.
  • Paul Cope has been promoted to vice president of Save-On-Foods B.C., and oversees all aspects of operations for the company’s B.C. stores. 
  • Ben Harrack has been promoted to vice president of Save-On-Foods, Prairies, responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations outside of B.C., which extend as far east as Manitoba and north to the Yukon.
  • Senior vice president of I.T. Wayne Currie has been named senior vice president of I.T., supply chain and e-commerce.
  • Mike Fong assumes the new role of vice president of business development.

brenda_kirk_copy-9030413Brenda Kirk

“We regularly assess and modify our organizational structure to make sure we’re able to best support our store teams, third party and supplier partners with the right people in the right roles to streamline decision-making and maximize operational efficiencies. These changes will help us and our 20,000 team members across Western Canada as we continue to grow. We are so excited about the future of this company and the opportunities we’re creating for our team members to grow their careers with us,” said Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods.


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