Liz Zolcak Named President of Fresh Thyme Market


DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois – Liz Zolcak has been named the new President of Fresh Thyme Market, succeeding Gerald Melville, who has announced his retirement after a 43-year career in retail.

“I am thrilled and honored to take on this exciting new challenge and have the confidence to lead such an incredible team,” said Zolcak. “Gerald and I have had significant accomplishments while working with the team, and I look forward to even more accomplishments in the future.”

Zolcak has 17 years of retail leadership experience and joined Fresh Thyme Market in 2020 as Vice President of Operations, where he oversees the company’s 71 stores. Previously, she led both domestic and international businesses at Kroger and ALDI, including positions as Vice President of Retail Operations for Kroger, Division President of Ruler Foods and Marketing Director for ALDI.

Melville became President of Fresh Thyme Market in 2019, joining the retailer from Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based supercenter chain.

“My tenure at Fresh Thyme Market has been challenging and exciting,” said Melville. “As I move to my next phase, I am very confident that Fresh Thyme Market is poised for continued success as I pass the baton to Liz.”

About the fresh thyme market

Fresh Thyme Market, a local, community-focused grocer with 71 stores in 10 states throughout the Midwest, was born out of a genuine desire to help people live better, healthier lives. Every day, Fresh Thyme Market works to be a trusted resource in our communities, giving people access to real food at truly affordable prices. With a local focus on the needs of the community, each shop offers fresh, natural and organic groceries at affordable prices. By offering an immersive, intuitive shopping experience, Fresh Thyme Market meets people wherever they are on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. To learn more, visit or keep in touch by liking Fresh Thyme at follow them and


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