The Vitamin Shoppe Hires Retail Technology Veteran As CTO

The Vitamin Shoppe has named Andrew Laudato as EVP and CTO, effective immediately. Laudato is a retail veteran with more than two decades of experience, and he will lead the retailer’s information technology, enterprise project planning and supply chain initiatives.

Laudato previously spent 15 years as CIO at Pier 1, where he spearheaded programs that created a comprehensive IT and corporate strategy and led an enterprise-wide process efficiency initiative. He was also Director, Systems Development at Jo-Ann Stores for 10 years, and served as a past Chair of the National Retail Federation‘s CIO Council.