Whole Foods Market earlier this month announced that Nicole Wescoe has been named president of the company’s Northeast region.
In her new role, Wescoe will oversee 41 stores located across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in addition to the East Coast’s first Whole Foods Market 365 store, opening in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood in January, and a new Whole Foods Market in Bridgewater, NJ opening in March.
“I am beyond excited to return to the Northeast to lead the region in partnership with our accomplished team,” said Wescoe. “The Northeast is a Whole Foods Market leader when it comes to operations and culinary innovation and the opportunity to build on that existing strength and elevate the customer experience in our stores is incredibly inspiring.”
With 24 years of experience at the company, Wescoe worked her way up from a team leader in the bakery, specialty and grocery departments at stores in the Mid-Atlantic region to associate store team leader and store team leader before relocating to the Northeast, where she spent six years as regional vice president. She returned to the Mid-Atlantic region in 2013 where she most recently served as regional vice president, overseeing 15 new stores, four relocations and 10 renovations during her leadership tenure in the two regions.
“Nicole is a strong leader with a deep passion for food and retail and proven track record of operational excellence, so I’m thrilled to welcome her back to the Northeast as she leads the region to an exciting new future,” said Christina Minardi, executive vice president of operations at Whole Foods Market.
Wescoe is an avid food and cooking enthusiast and her volunteer work with the Adopt a Goat program inspired a personal interest in goat farming. She is based at the Whole Foods Market Northeast office in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.