Good Food Holdings names retail consultant vet as CEO

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Good Food Holdings names retail consultant vet as CEO

By Marianne Wilson - 10/02/2020
Neil Stern
Neil Stern

A well-known retail industry consultant is taking the top spot at Good Food Holdings, which operates five grocery store banners.

The company named Neil Stern, senior partner at McMillanDoolittle, as CEO, effective Oct. 11. Good Food is the holding company for Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres Natural Market, Metropolitan Market, New Seasons Market, and New Leaf Community Markets. Together, they operate a total of 51 stores.

As CEO, Stern will succeed Matt Turnbull who served as chief executive of the Los Angeles-based Good Food since 2018. Turnbull will stay on until December to help with the transition.

Good Food Holdings is owned by Korean retail conglomerate Emart.

Stern has been with McMillanDoolittle since its founding in 1986.  Over his career, he has specialized in strategic planning and the development of new retail concepts for large global retailers, brands and regional retailers across all segments of the industry. Stern is also the co-author of Winning At Retail: Developing a Sustained Model for Retail Success and Greentailing and Other Revolutions in Retail.

Stern will transition to partner emeritus at McMillanDoolittle.

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