Wakefern Food Corp
Chris Skyers currently serves as Vice President of Private Label and Own Brand for Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Skyers is responsible for overseeing Wakefern’s dynamic portfolio of private label brands – including Wholesome Pantry and ShopRite Trading Company – and leading the team that develops the innovative products that set trends in their categories.
Skyers has spent nearly two decades at Wakefern, providing leadership and direction for banner brands including ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and Dearborn Market. Since joining Wakefern’s Human Resources team in 1999, Skyers has served different divisions as vice president, procurement manager, category manager and procurement analyst. A thought leader in the food industry, Skyers was named Merchant of the Year by Mass Market Retailers in 2015.
Skyers earned his bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida and his master’s degree in Organizational Development from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey with his wife Karen and their two girls – Justine and Sabrina.