Target Names Rick Gomez New Food and Beverage Chief
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Target Names Rick Gomez New Food and Beverage Chief

Gomez has been with the retailer since 2013, and before that worked for MillerCoors, PepsiCo and Quaker Oats.

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February 22, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Target late last week announced a number of changes across its executive leadership team.

“At the core of Target’s success is the most talented team in retail,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target. “The depth of expertise across Target’s leadership team in particular has been a critical driver in Target’s winning strategy and the excellence of our operations. The changes we’re announcing create new opportunities for key leaders to bring their knowledge and experiences to different areas of the business. I’m confident these moves will drive Target’s position as a best-in-class retailer today and well into the future.” 
 

Among those changes is Rick Gomez being named the company's executive vice president and chief food and beverage officer. Gomez, who has been with Target since 2013, most recently served as the company’s chief marketing, digital and strategy officer. During that time, Target said, he led the organization in deepening its relationship with its guests, launched one of the country’s fastest-growing loyalty programs and helped Target achieve industry-leading digital growth. Gomez will leverage the deep expertise he has developed during his time at Target, combined with more than 20 years managing multi-billion-dollar consumer packaged goods brands with MillerCoors, PepsiCo and Quaker Oats, to further accelerate Target’s food and beverage business.