Advantage Group International Appoints Senior Director, US Customer Service
Advantage Group International, a global advisor for CPGs and business-to-business engagement in the grocery industry, has appointed Stephanie Peisert as Senior Director, US Client Service. Peisert joins the Toronto-based organization to support GPC’s U.S. supplier and grocery retailers who are leveraging the insight of the Advantage report to increase understanding and facilitate better relationships with their partners.
Peisert recently oversaw the children’s meals category as a merchant at Walmart and previously spent 13 years at Aldi in several purchasing and district management roles. An expert negotiator, she brings to her last role more than 10 years of experience in building lasting relationships and leading teams through her extensive knowledge of the food and non-food CPG categories.
“Stephanie’s years of experience leading and managing top retailers will add a valuable dimension to Advantage Group and our supplier and retail customers,” said Richard Cunningham, Managing Director SVP USA at Advantage Group International. “She will bring a strong service-oriented approach to her role, adding to the team’s strengths by being adaptive and versatile, which is necessary to deal with the ongoing and pervasive disruption within the industry.”
In his new role, Peisert will focus on building partnerships with national suppliers and retailers as Advantage Group continues to expand its custom search solutions.
Walmart, based in Bentonville, Ark., Operates more than 11,300 stores under 48 banners in 24 countries and e-commerce websites, employing more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart US is # 1 on the PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2021 list of the best food and consumables retailers in North America, while Walmart-owned Sam’s Club ranks 9th on the list. Operating stores in 37 states, Aldi US, based in Batavia, Ill., Is # 24 on the PG 100.