ROSEMONT, ILL. — Andrew Iacobucci has been named chief merchandising officer of US Foods, effective Jan. 23. In his new role, Mr. Iacobucci will oversee category management, procurement, product innovation, food safety, and marketing efforts on behalf of US Foods.
Prior to joining US Foods, Mr. Iacobucci was executive vice-president of merchandising for Ahold USA, and prior to that he worked for 10 years at Loblaw Companies Ltd. in Canada.
“Andrew is a proven leader and merchandising executive who will play a key role in helping us continue to drive food leadership and product innovation for our customers,” said Pietro Satriano, president and chief executive officer of US Foods. “His merchandising expertise and food industry experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our market share with independent restaurants and other target customers.”Mr. Iacobucci succeeds Steve Guberman, who was appointed executive vice-president of Nationally Managed Business for US Foods last August. Mr. Guberman has additionally served as interim c.m.o. since taking on his new role.