1. Owned Brands (Private Label)

Marty Esarte to lead private label at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Friday that Marty Esarte will join the company at the end of August as group vice president of Owned Brands, leading the company’s private label strategy.

With over 20 years in retail and CPG leader with experience at Clorox Company, Conagra, and Walmart, Esarte is a results-oriented leader with a strong focus on the customer. He has experience across private brands, merchandising and marketing that will be essential to owned brand growth. Most recently, he led the front-end merchandising team for Walmart where he was responsible for omnichannel strategies and plans across assortment, space, pricing, replenishment, and supply chain optimization.

Prior to that role, he led the transformation of Walmart Private Brands, where he managed the food division’s private brand products across fresh, snacks, beverages, packaged goods, frozen, and dairy. Esarte led the private brand business strategy, product development, sourcing, quality teams. “Marty’s relentless focus on quality, sustainable sourcing, and package design will be well served in our pursuit to growing the Walgreens owned brand business,” said the company in a statement.

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