The people driving our success.

Doug Sanders
Heritage Grocers Group
Chairman and Executive Officer

Doug Sanders is an accomplished chairman and chief executive officer of both private and publicly held companies with a demonstrated track record in successfully leading high growth businesses.  


He currently serves as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) for Heritage Grocers Group, a leadingHispanic and ethnic-focused grocer headquartered in Ontario, California. His extensive career in the grocery industry spans 38-years across multiple and wide-ranging sectors, including supermarket retail, wholesale food distribution, retail technology solutions, natural and organic foods in addition to Hispanic and ethnic-focused specialty formats. Over the past 20 years, Doug has held the role of chairman and CEO for multiple private-equity owned grocery companies, including Sprouts Farmers Market, Cardenas Markets, and Heritage Grocers Group. 


In 2011, he led the sale of Sprouts Farmers Market to Apollo Global Management, followed by two successful acquisitions and an initial public offering in 2013 (NASDAQ: SFM). In 2022, Doug spearheaded the sale of Cardenas Markets from KKR global investment firm to Apollo Global Management, joining Cardenas Markets and Tony’s Fresh Market under the parent company, Heritage Grocers Group. 


Today, Heritage Grocers Group operates a total of 115 stores across six states and is one of the leading Hispanic grocers in the country, with approximately $3B in revenue and over 12,000 team members.