Anthony Hucker

Anthony Hucker
President and CEO
Southeastern Grocers Inc.
Anthony Hucker is President and CEO for Southeastern Grocers, Inc., parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarkets and Winn-Dixie stores. Southeastern Grocers is one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the U.S. and serves customers in grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies throughout the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Anthony has more than 30 years of experience in the grocery industry. Before joining SEG, Anthony was President and COO of Schnucks, based in St. Louis, Missouri. He also held the position of President of Giant Food, and served on the executive board of Ahold USA. Prior to joining Giant Food, he spent seven years at Walmart in a variety of leadership positions, internationally and domestically.

Anthony’s passion for food retailing started when he was 14 years old as a produce clerk with Waitrose UK. He went on to pursue an Honours degree from the Metropolitan University of Manchester, UK in Retail Marketing and an International Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. During this time, he worked as a food industry analyst reporting on pan-European stocks to the City of London.
He then worked for 10 years with Aldi, where he served in a variety of leadership assignments in Germany, the U.S. and Austria, and was part of the original startup leadership team that set up Aldi UK, overseeing strategic planning, P&L and total retail operations. In addition to achieving same store sales growth figures that were nearly quadruple the industry average, Anthony also focused on developing leaders throughout the company and designed and implemented training courses that have since become incorporated throughout the company on a European and worldwide scale.

Anthony sits on the Board of Directors for Southeastern Grocers (SEG), Jacent Retail, Food Marketing Institute (FMI), National Retail Federation (NRF) and Symphony RetailAI (SRAI).

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June 22
3:30 pm4:00 pm
Three years before the Pandemic created seismic shifts in the grocery retail industry, Southeastern Grocers (SEG) embarked upon an equally dramatic journey of transformation. As a conventional grocer emerging from a mired past of financial and cultural instability, newly appointed CEO Anthony Hucker initiated a cultural transformation, guided by a commitment to putting people first, as the… Read more