Target vet moves to Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market named Don Clark as global VP of purchasing for non-perishables, responsible for growth of the business, supplier relationships, inventory and category management, and expansion of the exclusive brands program.

Clark joins Whole Foods after a 14-year stint at Target. He was most recently VP of merchandising for the perishables and food service division. Clark was involved in Target's recent efforts to transform its grocery business, with responsibilities that spanned merchandising, produce sourcing, store design, supply chain, store operations, technology and omnichannel capabilities.

Prior to that role, Clark oversaw the expansion of the merchandise planning and presentation capabilities in Target's Bangalore, India, office for its U.S. stores and business. From 2013 to 2014, he also served as a senior director for Target's health care strategy.

"We're very pleased to welcome Don to our team," said A.C. Gallo, president and COO of Whole Foods. "He is a proven leader in the retail industry with a clear track record of delivering results. His core values align very well with our company's, and we are confident that Don will execute a range of innovative strategies that help take our non-perishables business to the next level." Press Release