Neal brings more than 25 years of retail experience to Sprouts, focused largely on fresh food merchandising. For the past eight years, he has served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for the fresh food division of Walmart U.S., where he oversaw quality control and merchandising of produce, meat and seafood.
Neal served Walmart over a 24 year career, including as vice president divisional merchandising manager of the meat division of Walmart U.S. from 2009 to 2011, vice president divisional merchandising manager of the commercial bread and bakery divisions from 2007 to 2009 and vice president of international merchandising from 2000 to 2007. Neal has also served as a member of the board of directors of Feeding America since 2016. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Brigham Young University.