Mercatus, a grocery e-commerce solution provider, has tapped former Giant Eagle veteran John Lucot to serve as senior strategic advisor to its executive team. In the newly created role, Lucot will support the Toronto-based company’s retailer engagement initiatives and help advance its cloud offerings.
Lucot spent 42 years at U.S. grocer Giant Eagle where he served as president and COO prior to his retirement in 2016. He was also a long-serving member of the Food Industry Association’s (FMI) board of directors.
“At a time of such rapid channel growth, having someone like John--a proven leader in the grocery industry with years of retail business acumen – will be extremely valuable to Mercatus and our clients,” said Sylvain Perrier, president and CEO, Mercatus in a press release. “From his long, successful career at Giant Eagle, to his impact as a board member at a number of industry organizations, John is engaging, knowledgeable and insightful. I’m looking forward to working closely with him, as is my executive team, as we address the most relevant digital commerce needs of grocery retailers quickly and clearly.”
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