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Kirsten Hogan
UNFI
Vice President, Retail Service

Kirsten Hogan
UNFI
Vice President, Retail Service

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Kirsten began her career in the food business in 2000 as a Perishables/Kosher buyer for Millbrook Distribution Services. She quickly rose in the company as the business grew through acquisition andnew customer onboardings to become a Category Manager and later Director of Category Management. In 2007, Millbrook was acquired by UNFI, where Kirsten’s role evolved to Director of Retail Category Management, helping UNFI to establish a platform in true category management.

In 2012, Kirsten was promoted to Vice President, Retail Category Management. She took this opportunity to build out the RCM organization to become an integral part of the sales structure in order to drive excellence in assortment and space management within UNFI’s customer base.

In 2014, Kirsten was promoted to Vice President, Gourmet & Ethnic Channel. This role was a unique role that gave her responsibility for sales, suppliers, pricing and marketing to a growing channel for UNFI that was previously under-developed.

In 2016, Kirsten moved into the role of Vice President, Retail Service. In this new role, she is responsible for UNFI Next (emerging brands), Field Sales, Retail Merchandising, Store Design, Space Planning and the integration of Gourmet Guru.

Kirsten is married and the mother of 3 children. She has served as Board Chair for the Central MA March of Dimes and was most recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Specialty Food Association.

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