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Fresh Retail Software Industry Leader Invafresh Announces Appointment of Andrew Cron, PhD as Chief Data Officer

Invafresh Announces Appointment of Andrew Cron

Invafresh strengthens AI/ML and analytics capabilities for global customer base.

Toronto, ON, April 23, 2024–Invafresh, the industry leading fresh grocery platform, today announced Andrew Cron, PhD has joined the company as Chief Data Officer.

Andrew is an accomplished executive-level data scientist and technology thought leader with a proven track record in driving transformational business results by bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology innovation and real-world application.

Andrew holds a PhD in Statistical Science from Duke University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was also an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. In addition, Andrew was a 2023 Progressive Grocer GenNext honoree and he sits on the board of Last Mile Food Rescue, a Cincinnati nonprofit leveraging technology to reduce hunger and food waste by connecting those in need with fresh food. 

He joins Invafresh from 84.51˚, Kroger’s retail data science, insights and media company, where he was SVP, Chief Scientist. In this role, directing a 100-member cross functional team comprising of researchers, data scientists and engineers, Andrew built and led the R&D vision and strategy for Kroger’s data analytics and data monetization subsidiary, enhancing Kroger’s in-store and supply chain operations, as well as CPG partner product performance. Prior to 84.51˚, Andrew held senior data scientist roles with Citadel LLC, Weinrub Analytics and MaxPoint.

I am excited to join the Invafresh team as this is a pivotal time to be in grocery retail technology given the applicability AI has in addressing industry-wide challenges. I look forward to partnering with our customers around the world to transform AI technology into tangible business solutions that will help optimize their fresh food operations.
Andrew Cron
Andrew Cron
Chief Data Officer

“AI technologies are revolutionizing the way grocery retailers operate, enabling them to streamline supply chains, enhance customer experiences, drive labor efficiencies, reduce food waste and use technology to guide and accelerate decision making,” said Tim Spencer, Chief Executive Officer at Invafresh.

Invafresh is at the forefront of accelerating the AI transformation of fresh food retail operations worldwide and I look forward to Andrew’s leadership in strengthening our capabilities in this area to deliver meaningful value to our customers.
Tim Spencer
Tim Spencer
Chief Executive Officer

This appointment comes at a time of continued global growth and market momentum for Invafresh as the company is poised for further expansion in 2024. The company’s AI-enhanced solutions play a critical role in enabling grocers to optimize merchandising and replenishment processes while prioritizing compliance and sustainability.

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About Invafresh

With a combined 500+ years of Freshology experience, the heritage of Invafresh has enabled fresh food retailers to create extraordinary store operations performance and differentiated customer experiences. As the leader of Freshology, Invafresh is deployed in over 350 grocery retailers spanning a global reach of 35 countries with $100’s of millions of Fresh revenue being transacted daily, to provide AI-enhanced demand forecasting, merchandising, replenishment, sustainability and compliance, and waste prevention solutions.  

Learn more at About Us | Invafresh.

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