Natural Markets Food Group, an industry leader in the sale of organic, local and natural products in neighborhood markets across the U.S. and Canada, has named Richard D’Addario its new Director of Prepared Foods.
“Natural Markets Food Group understands that individuals and families on the go still want access to healthy, freshly-prepared food. Richard will help us deliver for these customers – providing the cutting-edge recipes and organic products families want. He is creative, whip-smart, and a great addition to our passionate family,” said Natural Markets Food Group CEO Pat Brown.
Director of Prepared Foods Richard D’Addario said, “When it comes to prepared foods, the Natural Markets team is committed to moving beyond the deli counter and delivering healthy, innovative meals to our customers. That’s an exciting opportunity – both in terms of the company’s growth and our ability to inspire happy, healthy lives.”
Richard D’Addario brings nearly two decades of experience in prepared foods to Natural Markets Food Group, the parent company of Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, Planet Organic Market and Richtree Natural Market restaurants. In his most recent position of Senior Coordinator for Whole Foods Market, D’Addario oversaw all aspects of the prepared foods program in the Northeast region – from merchandising and recipe development to vendor relations and new store openings. D’Addario also won many awards during his tenure, including global all-star for the company and top innovation awards for many new concepts introduced in stores.
His addition continues Natural Markets’ expansion as a destination market and comes as the company prepares to open additional stores in the mid-West and mid-Atlantic, including in Manhattan’s West Village.