Raley’s has promoted two key leaders within the organization: Craig Benson to SVP, head of technology, and Levi Wingo to VP, operations.
“This is an exciting time for Raley’s – we have built a strong leadership team that will support the advancement of our vision and purpose,” said Laura Croff, SVP, human resources.
Benson has been in the retail industry for more than 25 years. He previously held the title of VP, technology, and has been with Raley’s since 1999. In his new position, he will play a key role in developing and executing the retailer’s strategic plan and priorities as Raley’s expands its digital and technical capabilities. Benson’s team will deliver solutions to provide customers with enhanced technology offerings to make their experience at stores more memorable. He will continue to serve on the executive committee and report to Keith Knopf, president and CEO.
Wingo is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall Food Industry Management program, and graduated with a master’s of food industry leadership from USC Marshall in 2020. He has been with Raley’s since 2002. Wingo has held many leadership roles in store operations, led the development of Market 5-ONE-5 as general manager, and was promoted to executive director of store operations in 2018. In his latest role, Wingo will continue to serve on the executive committee and report to Kevin Konkel, Raley’s COO.
“We are fortunate to have such experienced and proven leaders in Craig andLevi,” said Knopf. “Both epitomize servant leadership and Raley’s family values. I am confident Craig and Levi will continue to help guide the organization toward our purpose of changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time.”
Privately owned and family-run Raley’s operates more than 120 stores under six banners: Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, Food Source, Market 5-ONE-5 and Raley’s O-N-E Market. The company is No. 61 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer's 2021 list of the top food and consumables retailers in North America.