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Food, Glorious Food: Innovation and Opportunity in the Grocery Sector

July 6, 2022 35 Minute Listen


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With a real estate and logistics strategy predicated on buying local, Sprouts is reinventing the grocery sector. Sprouts’ Dave McGlinchey and CBRE’s Brandon Famous discuss the implications for grocery-anchored retail centers and how landlords and owners can attract today’s discerning shoppers.

Food, Glorious Food: Innovation and Opportunity in the Grocery Sector

July 6, 2022 35 Minute Listen


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Dave McGlinchey

Chief Strategy Officer, Sprouts Farmers Market

Dave McGlinchey has served as chief strategy officer since February 2020. He oversees new format development, real estate site selection, construction, and merchant services. Prior to this role, he served as Sprouts’ chief merchandising officer since 2018, and joined Sprouts as senior vice president of merchandising services in 2017. Dave brings more than 20 years of grocery merchandising and leadership experience to Sprouts in both mass and conventional grocery. Before joining Sprouts, he was senior vice president of merchandising and marketing for Shaw’s and Star Market in the northeast area of the country. Earlier, he served in a number of leadership roles over a 14-year span at Stop & Shop/Giant Food, including senior vice president of merchandising support and vice president of grocery merchandising. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance and his MBA from Bentley University.

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Brandon Famous

Executive Vice President, Retail

Brandon Famous is a retail specialist who has built his career on advising retail brands on their real estate strategy. As an Executive Vice President with CBRE’s Global Retail Platform, Brandon specializes in national and global retailer expansion, site acquisition, and advisory. For 6 years, Brandon served as CBRE’s Global Retail Occupier Leader building the global CBRE retail brand and platform. In this role, he was responsible for the practice’s business operations, business development, financial performance and recruitment in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Brandon advised over 1,000 retailers on their real estate strategy in the Americas and oversaw more than 650 retail brokers. He has played an active role in retail consulting, site selection, acquisition negotiations, construction, and economics analysis while leading CBRE’s representation of retailers in cross-border expansion worldwide.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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