Cub Foods CEO, Michael Stigers, ended his tenure with the Midwest grocery chain on May 31st according to a filing with the Security Exchange Commission earlier in the month. The official resignation was presented to Providence, Rhode Island based parent company, United Natural Foods (UNFI). Mr. Stigers held the position since 2019. “Through many different leadership roles, Mike has had a tremendous impact on this company and so many of us,” said Sandy Douglas, UNFI CEO. “On behalf of our board of directors, senior leadership team and all UNFI associates, I thank Mike for his innumerable contributions, including his most recent leadership of Cub and Shoppers. Mike has helped both retail banners navigate significant change and has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the communities they serve, which has fostered continued customer loyalty. He has been a great partner to me and a respected industry leader.”
Stigers is a 50-year veteran of the grocery industry. He joined SuperValu in 2011 as the president of Shaw’s and Star Market grocery stores in New England. He was later named the president of Cub, and served as Executive Vice President of Wholesale and Supply Chain Services until SuperValu was bought by UNFI in 2018.
Cub operates 79 grocery stores and 27 wine shops across Minnesota, according to the grocer’s website. Wakefern Food Corp., which owns and operates ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Gourmet Garage and Fairway Market stores, Stigers will serve as its next president effective June 1st.