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Andrew Cron appointed as Chief Digital Officer at Invafresh

April 24, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Invafresh Welcomes Andrew Cron, Ph.D., as Chief Data Officer

Invafresh, a leading provider of innovative solutions for grocery retail technology, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andrew Cron, Ph.D., as its new chief data officer.

Cron brings a wealth of experience as an executive-level data scientist and technology expert, known for his ability to drive transformative business results by applying cutting-edge technology to real-world challenges. Prior to joining Invafresh, Cron served as the SVP and chief scientist at 84.51˚, Kroger’s retail data science, insights, and media company. During his time at 84.51˚, he led a 100-member team of researchers, data scientists, and engineers, shaping the R&D vision and strategy that enhanced Kroger’s in-store and supply chain operations, as well as the performance of CPG partner products. Cron has also held senior data scientist roles at Citadel LLC, Weinrub Analytics, and MaxPoint.

In response to his new role, Cron expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I am thrilled to be part of the Invafresh team at a crucial time in the grocery retail technology industry. The potential for AI to address industry-wide challenges is vast, and I am eager to collaborate with our customers worldwide to turn AI technology into practical solutions that will optimize fresh food operations.”

Tim Spencer, CEO of Invafresh, emphasized the impact of AI technologies on the grocery retail sector, noting how they could streamline supply chains, enhance customer experiences, drive efficiency, reduce food waste, and facilitate decision-making processes. Spencer is confident in Invafresh’s position at the forefront of AI transformation in fresh food retail operations and looks forward to Cron’s leadership in further strengthening their capabilities to bring value to customers.

The addition of Andrew Cron to Invafresh’s leadership team signals a new chapter in the company’s commitment to driving innovation and efficiency in the grocery retail technology sector. With Cron’s expertise and dedication, Invafresh is poised to continue revolutionizing the industry and delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of their customers worldwide.


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