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Save-On-Foods announces executive changes

Among the changes: Jamie Nelson becomes executive VP of Save-On-Foods; Brenda Kirk becomes senior VP of health, wellness, and our brands

Save-On-Foods has announced changes to its corporate structure, all of which take place at the company’s Langley, B.C.-based head office.

Jamie Nelson

Jamie Nelson

Most notably, Jamie Nelson, formerly the executive vice-president of retail, has now taken on the role of executive vice-president, Save-On-Foods. In this role, Nelson will oversee marketing; public affairs and corporate social responsibility; people and communications; merchandising and inventory management; health, innovation and private brands; and real estate and store development. 

Brenda Kirk has been promoted from vice-president of innovation and private brands to senior vice-president of health, wellness, and “our” brands. In this role, Kirk will provide strategic leadership for the drugstore, including pharmacy, health, beauty and personal care, ethnic, and third-party business partnerships. 

Two new vice-presidents have also been appointed: Paul Cope has been promoted to vice-president of Save-On-Foods B.C., overseeing all aspects of operations for the company’s B.C. stores; and Ben Harrack has been promoted to vice-president of Save-On-Foods, Prairies and will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations outside of British Columbia.

Brenda Kirk

Brenda Kirk

 Wayne Currie, previously senior vice-president of I.T., now also has responsibility for supply chain and e-commerce as senior vice-president of I.T., Supply Chain and E-Commerce. 

And Mike Fong will be taking on the new role of vice-president of business development, where he’ll be responsible for identifying and managing new growth opportunities.

“These changes will help us and our 20,000 team members across Western Canada as we continue to grow,” said Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods, in a media release. “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.”

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