Target’s Head Of Grocery Leaving

Anne Dament departs less than 18 months after starting.

The head of Target’s grocery division is leaving after less than 18 months in the job.
 
Reuters reports that Anne Dament last day as senior vice president of merchandising is November 18. The Minneapolis-based retailer hired her in April 2015 in hopes of turning around its struggling food division, which currently accounts for about $18.5 billion—or 20 percent—of the company’s overall sales.
 
Dament brought nearly two decades of experience to the role. Before joining Target, she was vice president of sales at PetSmart. Her resume also includes roles at several food companies, including Safeway, ConAgra Foods and Supervalu.
 
Dament’s departure is just the latest shake-up at Target’s executive level. Other high-profile figures leaving the company include chief digital officer Jason Goldberger in September and chief marketing officer Jeff Jones, who left his post in late August to work for Uber.

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