Vice President of Merchandising
With perceptive insights on the latest grocery store trends, Brett Ravitz manages the company’s merchandising strategies to keep its five locations competitive. Some of his key accomplishments include the expansion of our stores’ gluten-free lines, continued focus on kosher offerings, and the expansion of our Ravitz Signature Items. He is especially proud of the company’s strong relationships with its vendors and his participation in the Wakefern Food Corporation committees.
Brett currently serves as the Vice Chairman for the Wakefern Food Corporation’s Grocery Committee which, among other things, evaluates promotional strategies and item assortment for all ShopRite locations. He also brings his merchandising experience to the divisions focused on health and beauty items, frozen foods, and dairy products. As a member of Wakefern’s health and wellness advisory board, Brett helps to manage ShopRite’s dietitian program as well.
Brett grew up in the grocery industry. Operating cash registers and bagging groceries were among his first responsibilities with Ravitz Family Markets. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before becoming one of the company’s assistant store managers. Since 2005, Brett has served as Ravitz Family Markets’ director of non-perishables, senior director of merchandising, and most recently, vice president of merchandising.
With a strong commitment to the community, Brett helps to organize the Ravitz Family Foundation’s annual events focusing on fundraising. He also communicates the Foundation’s mission and activities to the company’s business partners. Having a daughter with celiac disease has led Brett to a strong commitment to working with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.
In his spare time, Brett enjoys playing hockey. He resides in Voorhees with his wife, Lauren, and daughters, Hailey and Jordana.