Christopher Testa has stepped down as President of United Natural Foods Inc. CEO Sandy Douglas will take over the dual role of CEO and President.
UNFI said that the move is meant to align with its customer service and supplier-focused transformation plan. Testa was named president of the UNFI in May 2018 and most recently focused on leading UNFI’s services platform, overseeing supplier services, professional services, e-commerce, and private- and owned-brand portfolios.
“In a continued effort to improve execution and results, better align and simplify our organizational structure, and support our customer – and supplier-focused multiyear transformation plan, we have made the decision to combine our services and wholesale platforms,” said Douglas in a statement. “This alignment of our sales, services, brands, merchandising and digital teams will enable us to move with greater speed and alignment in support of the continued growth of our customer and supplier partners. On behalf of our entire senior leadership team, I want to thank Chris for his tremendous service and leadership over these past 14 years, and I wish him all the best as he embarks on a new chapter.”