Food52 has named Claire Chambers as chief commercial officer, a new position for the company. Food52 co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs will continue at the helm of the brand.
Chambers brings experience in the retail and consumer goods industries to the executive team at Food52, most recently serving as vp/general manager, home at Walmart e-commerce. Previously, she founded multi-brand lingerie concept Journelle, which she sold to Triumph International in 2012. At Food52, Chambers will oversee commercial operations, managing commerce, DTC brand Five Two, retail, digital marketing, advertising, partnerships and customer care.
“With the tremendous growth we’ve seen, we knew it was time to bring in a world-class leader who can support us as we set the bar for content and commerce in this next decade,” said Food52 co-founder and CEO Amanda Hesser. “Claire brings extraordinary talent and experience to our team, and we’re delighted to be working with her.”
The company said it is investing in talent to scale its commerce business, grow its Five Two line into a nationally known brand, expand into new categories like home, and ultimately expand the current audience with strategic partnerships, content distribution, licensing, and offline retail.
“We’re making decisions to ensure the business remains on solid footing throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and we’re still investing in key areas and committed to growth,” said Food52 co-founder and president Merrill Stubbs. “I’m excited to focus on our content and brand, community development and our company’s culture.”