PHOENIX — Nicholas Konat has been named president and chief operating officer of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., effective March 21.

Mr. Konat most recently was chief merchandising officer at Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. since 2018, and earlier was vice president of private brands and merchandising and senior vice president – general manager. Prior to joining Petco, he was director of food merchandise planning at Target Corp., capping a more than nine-year career at Target where he held a range of merchandising, planning and leadership roles across the food and fashion categories. Mr. Konat also spent six years with Accenture PLC, a multinational professional services company.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from St. John’s University.

“Nick’s deep-rooted merchandising and product innovation experience with preeminent retail brands will help to propel our company forward as we continue to execute on our strategic plan,” said Jack Sinclair, chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market.