Panelist

Jerry LeClair

EVP of Merchandising & Marketing, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Jerry LeClair serves Giant Eagle, Inc. as the organization’s Executive Vice President & Chief Merchandising & Operations Officer. In this capacity, which he has was promoted to in June of 2016, he is responsible for Merchandising, Marketing, Pharmacy, Pricing, Store Brands, Analytics, Shelf Optimization and Procurement.

Prior to Giant Eagle, Jerry was with Harris Teeter where he was responsible for delivering sales, gross profit, expense control and shrink reduction. He also oversaw the customer relationship management portfolio that delivered customers’ needs in 213 stores across nine states. At Harris Teeter he held numerous positions including: Group Vice President of Non-Perishables; Vice President of Non-Perishables; Vice President of Fresh Foods Deli/Bakery; Director of Fresh Foods Deli/Bakery and District Manager.

Prior to Harris Teeter, Jerry worked for Albertsons Inc. from 1985 to 2000 in various retail and management positions, including, Sales, Store and District Manager.

Jerry graduated from Wingate University with a degree in Liberal Studies (Business Focus). He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the MS Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter and is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association.

Jerry resides in Cranberry Township, PA with his wife Robin and daughters Macaela and Logan. His hobbies include golf, fishing and hunting.

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