Executive Vice President, Wholesale
Mike Stigers serves as executive vice president of wholesale for SUPERVALU. In this role, he oversees the company’s relationship with approximately 1,900 independent retail grocery stores across the United States. He is also responsible for SUPERVALU’s logistics, procurement, and transportation operations as well as third-party logistics.
Stigers began his grocery career in 1974 as a part-time courtesy clerk at Safeway. During the next 14 years, he took on managerial positions of increasing responsibility before joining Jons Markets, an independent retailer based in Los Angeles. During the 1990s, he expanded his scope of experience by working for retail technology companies. He joined PW Supermarkets of San Jose, Calif., in 1999 as director of Operations. Stigers served in executive roles in operations and merchandising and was promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer in 2003. He subsequently became chief executive officer of the independent retailer. He has also worked on the vendor side of the grocery industry for BASS, Inc., a retail automation software company, and for Sterilox Fresh, a food safety company, as regional vice president.
Stigers joined SUPERVALU in 2011, as president of Shaw’s/Star Market grocery stores in New England prior to the company’s sale of those stores in 2013. He then went on to lead SUPERVALU’s Northern region in Hopkins, Minn., before being named president of CUB Foods in March 2014.
During his career, Stigers has been active in a number of trade associations including the Western Association of Food Chains, the California Grocers Association and the National Grocers Association.