Haugarth takes on new role at Supervalu

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu has named Janel Haugarth EVP merchandising and logistics. She will replace Steve Jungmann, formerly EVP merchandising, who is leaving the company effective immediately, the company reported.

In her new role, Haugarth will be responsible for all merchandising activities across the company’s traditional retail and independent retail businesses. The move consolidates the leadership of all of the company’s merchandising activities, with the exception of Save-A-Lot, under the leadership of a single EVP, Supervalu noted.

Formerly EVP, president and COO of the company’s supply chain services organization, Haugarth will continue to oversee all of the company’s supply chain and logistics operations, and will directly report to Craig Herkert, CEO and president, Supervalu.

“By consolidating responsibility of our merchandising activities under [Haugarth’s] leadership, we will accelerate progress on our company’s business transformation,” Herkert said. “This new structure will enable us to better leverage our scale with the supplier community and meet our customers’ needs with the right products at the right time and at the right price. … [Haugarth] is a proven industry leader, with a strong track record for delivering results,” Herkert added. “[Haugarth’s] experience working closely with both suppliers and independent retailers gives her a unique point of view in our industry.”