Peter O’Grodnick is an innovative buyer with over 20 years of merchandise experience. He has a superb reputation within the grocery retail community – uncompromised integrity is the hallmark of his service. Peter is known for deepening supplier relationships through accountability and partnering cross-functionally to create strategies that result in high quality products and the success of his clients.
Peter started his career with Sam’s Club more than 20 years ago and quickly established his capabilities as a buyer. He has become known for building high-performance teams, savvy contract negotiations, P&L management (in excess of $1B) strategy development and implementation of on-trend merchandise to ensure a first-to-market approach. His strong knowledge in commodity price tracking, sustainability, inflation/deflation management, inventory planning, global supply chain, packaging, manufacturing and regulatory requirements have established him as a true subject matter expert in this area.
Peter demonstrates an intense focus on enhancing brand equity, category sales growth and expanding margins while mitigating risk. He is a highly motivated change agent focused on current and long-term business requirements while fostering collaboration to create an inclusive environment.