We bring you the world.

We have a dedicated team of Procurement, Sales and Marketing professionals who are eager to guide you through our world of products and programs.

What are the hottest new products? How can I price them competitively and still maintain my margins? Can I get some help with my marketing? Do I have the right mix of best-selling products in my store based on my location and local demographics?

When you need an expert to answer these questions and more, turn to the professionals at Market Centre. Expert help makes all the difference in the world.

Introducing some of the Market Centre team…

epatricia-courvillePatricia: Mom, self-proclaimed cat-lady and passionate foodie, Patricia lives for cooking shows and is always at the forefront of every new eating trend. We can’€™t vouch for her cooking skills but if you need someone to recommend products to liven up your next gourmet meal, Patricia is your go-to.

Patricia Courville
Executive Director, Product Development
Specialty/Gourmet/Confections

 

frank2Frank: Embracing his roots, Frank’s love of all things Hispanic make him the perfect partner for authentic products that these important consumers demand. (And did we mention that no one in the business can get more aggressive deals than Frank?) That’€™s good news for you.

Frank Delgado
Director, Product Development
Ethnic/Hispanic

 

patlarson3Pat: Smart, savvy and an expert in everything you can’t eat.  Pat’s wealth of retail and wholesale buying experience in GM, HBW and seasonal categories means great products — and even better profits — for our customers.

Pat Larson
Director, Product Development
General Merchandise/Health, Beauty & Wellness

 
 

maryduchshererMary: When it comes to procuring products and developing programs that generate excitement, Mary has wall-to-wall experience. Fortunately for retailers, her knowledge and passion for healthy living and new and trending products crosses all categories, from natural and organic to gourmet, confection and bulk foods. She also walks her talk, hiking, biking and gardening and enjoying nature’s bounty.

Mary Duchsherer
Director, Product Development
Natural & Organic

 

stephaniesteiner width=Stephanie: Equal parts visionary, builder, and profit-master, Stephanie is audacious about building sales momentum. She teaches retailers how to merchandise and market natural food with authenticity and guides them to create relevance and connection with an ever-evolving customer base. Her skills for connecting organizations with people carry over to her other passion, serving as president of the Seattle Sounders Football Club Alliance.

Stephanie Steiner
Director, Sales and Marketing

 

dean_kirchnerDean: For more than 30 years, Dean has navigated the challenging peaks and valleys of the grocery industry, helping retailers stay on top. He’s passionate about providing the right product mix and programs to increase retail sales and gross profits. In his free time, he’s a canyoneering guide, teaching others how to rappel waterfalls and navigate slot canyons. No matter your store format or competitive situation, he’s up for the challenge.

Dean Kirchner
Director, Sales
Southern California

 

Joe RobbJoe: Wearing two hats, Joe directs Market Centre’s Northern California sales and oversees the company’s small store business development program. His wide range of responsibilities is a perfect fit for a guy who thrives on seeing entrepreneurs succeed with the right products and resources. He’s a master at keeping lots of balls in the air. When away from the job, Joe also enjoys juggling family activities, golf and playing in a band.

Joe Robb
Director, Sales
North & Neighborhood Markets

 

 

Lydia BonillaLydia: A “fashionista” at heart, Lydia loves fashion, style and trends, including food trends. She treats everything she does as art, putting a lot of creative thought into her work and leisure activities. When she’s not busy creating Market Centre’s holiday catalogs, monthly promotional planners and marketing publications, you’ll often find her designing gardens and interior spaces.

Lydia Bonilla
Director, Promotions

 

Robin KovachRobin: Having been raised on a Bay Area farm, naturally delicious foods are in Robin’s blood. She has since parlayed her organic roots and education in business and environmental sustainability into a career of bringing that goodness to independent grocers. Let her share her lifetime of experiences and expertise with your team.

Robin Kovach
Manager, Sales
Oregon

 

elkealbrightElke: Raised in Europe, Elke has experienced many different cultures and foods, developing a broad palate and an eye for what makes grocery stores special. She also knows what it takes to stay ahead of the competition. Embracing a healthy eating and fitness lifestyle, you’ll often find Elke on weekends competing in various obstacle course races and claiming another Spartan Trifecta.

Elke Albright
Manager, Sales
Washington & Alaska