Mar 20, 2019

New IGA Team Members

Robin VanDenabeele


Director | IGA Exclusive Brands

Robin will lead the IGA Exclusive Brand program, overseeing new label and product development and marketing. Robin comes from an independent retailer Fresh Thyme Market,  where she created their own unique exclusive brands program, generating over $100 million in sales across just 90 stores. Previously she worked for Topco on a portfolio in excess of $200 million annual sales and Symphony/IRI, where she ran private label analytics for national chains like Walgreens and Target.


Sarah Rivers

Manager | Digital Marketing

Sarah will lead the installation and activation of the IGA Digital Marketing Platform to completion and work with IGA LDC Ad Groups to add their regional promotional content to the IGA National Digital Ad.

Sarah brings a wealth of experience to IGA, having worked with independent grocers—including IGA retailers—on developing and delivering successful programs covering all phases of advertising and promotion in both traditional and digital media.

Transitioning Roles

IGA Area Directors

IGA Director of Business Development Brian Horrigan will be leaving IGA to pursue a new and exciting business opportunity. Brian will continue working with IGA on a part-time consulting basis in support of the Digital Marketing Platform. IGA is grateful for all Brian has contributed to our brand and our Alliance.

Please see below for a reorganized responsibility list for coverage of all IGA USA Licensed Distribution Centers.

Doug Walter

C&S Wholesale Grocers
JB Gottstein

Ricky St. John

Associated Wholesale Grocers
Bozzuto’s, INC
Laurel Grocery Company
Merchants Distributors

Doug Fritsch* (interim basis)

Ira Higdon
W. Lee Flowers

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