Topco Associates said that Christopher Hooks has joined the company as VP ofprogram management.
Hooks, who reports directly to Paul Matthews, EVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, will be responsible for the program management groups in center store, frozen, health and beauty care and general merchandise.
“Chris has an impressive grocery and retail background, with expertise in product development, category management and replenishment, and analytics,” Matthews said in a statement.
Hooks has more than 20 years of food industry experience, including his most recent leadership role as VP of the food division at Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions.
Read more: Topco taps Matthews for supply chain post
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