Chris Darling

Partner | North America


  • Store Design
  • Operational Excellence
  • Branded and Private Label Product Development
  • Consumer Insights and Category Management
  • Prepared Foods and Retail Foodservice
  • Commissary Development and Operations
  • Due Diligence Processes
  • Customer and Joint Business Planning

Chris brings exceptional experience from both Retail and CPG industries.  His background has included executive leadership, Store Development and Operations, retail merchandising and marketing, private label and branded product development with a focus on prepared foods commissaries and routes to market.


Prior to joining TPG, Chris worked in executive level positions at top retailers including HEB, Ahold and Albertsons Companies.  Additionally, led two start up retail brands and was recently the President of Lucky’s Market, a Kroger affiliate.  Through these roles he has participated in M&A and led numerous scale up projects.  Most recently he served on the Boar’s Head Brand Executive Leadership team in charge of national sales and diversification into the branded prepared foods space.

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