Sprouts Names New National Fruit Czar

Sprouts has promoted their own Daniel Spivey to new National Director of Produce for fruit. Having been with Sprouts nearly 10 years, Spivey served previously as the category manager for avocados, stone fruits and citrus, and has additional experience in operations and buying. With this new role, Spivey will report to Sonya Constable, Sprouts’ Vice President of Produce.

“Daniel has played an important role in produce over the past year as we have evolved the way we manage the business,” Constable said in an interview with The Packer, a news outlet covering the fresh produce industry.

On Spivey’s team and reporting to him will be senior sourcing manager for berries, Jason Glunt; Senior Category Manager for cherries, bananas, apples and pears, Erin Tice; and David Dudley, Senior Category Manager for grapes, melons and tropical.