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Vitamin Shoppe taps Godiva exec as CEO

Gabrielle Saulsbery//July 25, 2018

Vitamin Shoppe taps Godiva exec as CEO

Gabrielle Saulsbery//July 25, 2018

Retailing vet Sharon Leite has been named CEO of Secaucus-based nutritional retailer The Vitamin Shoppe, effective Aug. 27.

Leite will join The Vitamin Shoppe from her post as president of Godiva Chocolatier in North America, which she has held since October 2017. Her previous experience includes time as president of the U.S. and Canadian arm of aesthetics supplier Sally Beauty and almost a decade at Pier 1 Imports, most recently as executive vice president of sales, customer experience and real estate.

She succeeds executive chairman Alex Smith, who will remain board chair.

“On behalf of the board of directors, we are excited to have such a talented executive as our new CEO,” Smith said. “Sharon’s broad experience and impressive track record makes her an ideal choice to lead both our turnaround and future growth.”

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