Foodstuffs North Island has announced a newly-created GM Membership and Property role, which will combine the previous GM Retail and GM Property roles and teams into a single team that reports directly to the chief executive.
The company says these changes are “a strong signal around how important the need to meet customers’ needs are.” It took the opportunity to review its leadership team structure after recent changes, including previous GM Retail Doug Cochrane leaving his role to begin the journey towards store ownership.
Lindsay Rowles, who is currently Foodstuffs North Island’s GM Property, took over the GM Membership and Property role yesterday.
“Lindsay is passionate about doing things smarter for our customers and business,” says Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin. “He has been with Foodies since 2016, and in that time has reset our property and network strategy to drive our next generation of retail.”
“The new Membership & Property team will be responsible for partnering with our stores to support them in delivering the very best customer experiences,” says Quin.
“FSNI has been serving customers for nearly 100 years and we’re well on the way to setting ourselves up for the next 100. Changes like this will ensure that we are future-fit and ready to help New Zealanders get more out of life.”