Whole Foods Market has promoted Christina Minardi to EVP of operations from Northeast regional president, effective immediately.
Minardi, who previously oversaw 40 stores in three states, now leads four regions while co-leading the integration with Amazon, reimaging the customer experience and driving ecommerce initiatives, among other key store and regional programs. She joins Ken Meyer and David Lannon as the third EVP of operations.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Christina to the leadership team, and I look forward to working with her to build an exciting future,” said Whole Foods Market CEO and co-founder John Mackey. “I know she will be an integral part of building our relationship with Amazon and helping drive our shopper experience”
Since she joined Whole Foods in 1995, Minardi has “forged a path” in retail and culinary excellence, building a strong leadership team while operating some of the chain’s highest-volume stores in the New York metropolitan area. Additionally, she has been recognized by Fortune as one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink.