People walk past an Amazon Fresh store in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2021.
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Herrington has been with Amazon’s high-level S-team since 2011, first joining the company in 2005. He started the company’s consumables business, then started AmazonFresh in 2007 and began running a consumer business. in North America in 2015, according to Amazon. Herrington developed and launched several key programs on Amazon, including its popular maternal loyalty program.
The move comes after Amazon announced it earlier this month Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Clark will resign on July 1. Clark later announced that he was joining the launch software in the Flexport supply chain as the new CEO in September.
Herrington brought extensive experience in Amazon’s groceries. This is an area in which the company is striving to expand aggressively. Herrington, a former vice president of dot-com flameout Webvan, helped Amazon gain ground in space when it launched Amazon Fresh, its grocery service, and Prime Pantry, another food delivery program that has since stopped.
Herrington has become a key leader in the company. He is part of Jassy’s S-Team, a cohesive group of more than a dozen senior executives from nearly every area of Amazon’s business, such as retail, cloud computing, advertising and operations.
Jassi said Amazon was changing the name of the consumer business to Amazon Stores, adding that it would also lead the task force under a single leader, John Felton. Felton has also served on the S-team since 2020 and has been with Amazon for 18 years.
Felton, who has served in various operational and logistical leadership roles at Amazon, will report to Herrington under the new structure. Herrington’s other direct reports will include manuals of Amazon’s physical, international and North American stores, the E-Commerce Foundation, Pharmacy / Amazon Care / Healthcare, Selling Partner Services, Buy with Prime and Amazon’s Chief Economist.