Neil Z. Stern is the Chief Executive Officer of Good Food Holdings, which operates premium and natural & organic supermarkets spanning from Seattle to San Diego under five grocery banners: Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres Natural Market, Metropolitan Market, New Seasons Market, and New Leaf Community Markets.
Neil is also Partner Emeritus at McMillanDoolittle, a Chicago based retail consultancy serving the retail industry. During his 35+ year career, Neil has developed strategies and new concepts for a diverse variety of world class clients across the retail industry. Neil has worked with such leading global brands such as Nike, Samsung, Hallmark and Procter & Gamble along with a distinguished career advising grocery retail, working with such companies as Kroger, Publix, Harris Teeter, Price Chopper and Winn-Dixie among others.
Neil is recognized as a key thought leader in the retail arena. Neil is a sought-after speaker concerning retail trends both in the U.S. and Internationally. He has delivered keynote addresses at the leading retail organizations in the country including FMI, NRF, NGA and the PLMA. Neil is a contributor to Forbes and served as Chairman of The Ebeltoft Group, an international consortium of retail consultants, from 2015 to 2018.