Vice President, Private Label and Own Brands
Wakefern Food Corporation
Chris Skyers serves as vice president of private label and own brands for Wakefern Food Corporation, overseeing Wakefern’s portfolio of private label brands — including Wholesome Pantry and ShopRite Trading Company — and leading the product innovation team. Skyers has been with Wakefern for nearly two decades, providing leadership and direction for banner brands, including ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and Dearborn Market. He previously served in various divisions as vice president, procurement manager, category manager and procurement analyst. He earned his bachelor’s degree in human resources from St. Leo University and his master’s degree in organizational development from Manhattanville College. Skyers
was named Merchant of the Year 2014 by Mass Market Retailers.