2023 Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Chief Administrative Officer
Heritage Grocers Group
Prabash Coswatte, a seasoned retail executive with over 16 years of experience in the grocery industry. Prabash is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of Heritage Grocers Group. Heritage Grocers Group is a specialty, ethnic food retailer that offers an extensive assortment of both traditional and specialty grocery items to the communities it serves. Heritage Grocers Group is headquartered in Ontario, California, and currently operates in 4 states: California, Nevada, Arizona, and Illinois, with a total of 57 stores under the Cardenas Markets banner, 20 stores under the Tony’s Fresh Market banner, and 7 stores under the Los Altos Ranch Market banner.
Prabash joined Cardenas Markets as Chief Information Officer in 2019 bringing extensive project management and information technology experience gained throughout the course of his professional career. In February of 2021, he was named to his most recent role of Chief Administration Officer. In August of 2021, he was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer and accountable for overseeing Store Operations, Information Technology, Data Integrity, Scanning, Receiving, Loss Prevention, Maintenance, Construction, and Real Estate departments.
Prabash is known for his innovative thinking, attention to detail, and passion for the grocery industry. He is a natural leader who inspires his team to achieve their full potential and is committed to creating a workplace culture that values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
Prior to joining Cardenas, he served as Chief Information Officer for Vallarta Supermarkets, Vice President - Enterprise Program Management for 99 Cents Only Stores, Sr. Project Manager for Cambridge Associates LLC, and Senior Consultant for Deloitte Consulting.
Prabash serves as a board member of Cardenas Markets Foundation. A nonprofit organization noted for its charitable efforts that positively impact the lives of those in the areas Cardenas Markets serves.
Additionally, he attended West Virginia University and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix.