Turnip Truck founder and owner John Dyke has promoted Robin Fugett to Store Director of the East Nashville flagship store. Fugett has been with Turnip Truck since 2015, rising up through the ranks from a cashier, then quickly to Manager on Duty, and now Store Director.
Fugett previously worked in specialty retail management in Texas for nearly three decades. She moved to Nashville and joined Turnip Truck after an eight-year tenure as General Manager of Williams-Sonoma in Fort Worth. Soon after coming to Turnip Truck, she helped launch the locally owned natural foods grocer’s new flagship East Nashville store and quickly worked her way into management.
“Robin is an exceptional leader, and we are delighted to have her at the helm of our East location,” Dyke said. “Inside or outside our organization, there was no more qualified candidate than Robin.”
Fugett has spent her time at Turnip Truck learning about the store’s culture of community engagement, including fostering relationships with farmers and food producers. In her new role, she manages all aspects of the East store – from staffing to customer relations.
“When I moved to Nashville, I made the decision to transition from corporate retail management to working for a locally owned company,” Fugett said. “I consider myself very fortunate to have connected with Turnip Truck, which has given me the opportunity to quickly move into a leadership role at a company I greatly admire.”