On Nov. 16, Rouses Market appointed Stacy Wiggins as the Louisiana-based, Rouses Markets Regional Vice President of Operations. In this role, Wiggins’ will oversee the east region of the company. A U.S. Army veteran, Wiggins is bringing more than 30 years of expertise leading strategy and operations to the company.
“We are always honored to hire veterans and provide job opportunities for active military and their families,” says Donny Rouse, CEO of Rouses Markets.
As VP of Operations, Wiggins will work closely with Rouse.
In a statement to Super Market News, Wiggins says she is optimistic to contribute to the growth and expansion of the company. “We are actively planning for our next phase of growth, which includes opening more stores across the region, and investing in new technology and platforms for our customers who are increasingly relying on our digital services and e-commerce solutions.”
“Stacy has leadership experience, retail skills, and proven business results. I know she will help us meet our company’s and customers’ evolving needs,” said Rouse.
Beginning her career in the industry as an hourly associate, Wiggins has worn many hats, with an extensive resume in the grocery business. After working in various positions, she rose to district manager. She’s spent over a decade at Ahold USA’s Stop & Shop brand, most recently holding the position of Vice President of E-commerce Operations. In this role, Wiggins focused primarily on the operations, financial performance, and merchandising aspects for 211 stores located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and all parts of Connecticut. In addition, she was responsible for ensuring the effective execution and roll-out of all company initiatives and the creation and execution of competitive intrusion strategies.
Adding to a list of accomplishments earned in the grocery business, she was named one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer in 2011, 2013, and 2016. Rouse says the market looks forward to what she will bring to the company. “It is very exciting to have a leader on our team who has been recognized for the work they are doing and the important and positive impact she’s had on our industry.”