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February 08, 2016 11:26 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Ahold U.S.A., Inc.

Company Overview

Ahold U.S.A., Inc. operates supermarkets, superstores, and online grocery stores. The company's superstores include gas stations, pharmacies/drugstore chains, wine and liquor stores, hypermarkets, and convenience stores. The company’s stores offer food, jewelry, hardware products, appliances, and bakery items; shopping solutions for families; various organic selections; health and beauty selections, body care products, and baby care products; food and non-food products; and meals and daily household products. Ahold U.S.A., Inc. is organized into four regional divisions – Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover, Stop & Shop New England, and Stop & Shop New York Metro. The company operates 770 supermar...

1385 Hancock Street

Quincy, MA 02169

United States

Founded in 1977





Key Executives for Ahold U.S.A., Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial & Development Officer and Member of Executive Board
Age: 46
Chief Executive Officer of Albert Heijn and Chief Operating Officer of Ahold Europe
Age: 47
President of New York Metro Division of Stop & Shop
President of The Giant Landover Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ahold U.S.A., Inc. Key Developments

Ahold U.S.A., Inc. Announces Executive Appointments

Ahold U.S.A., Inc. announced the appointment of Nick Bertram (currently SVP of store strategy and execution) to the role of SVP of merchandising strategy and support. This is a new function that will help simplify the organization and improve the company’s ability to serve customers by providing core merchandising teams with comprehensive support on product assortment, pricing and promotions. Dean Wilkinson (currently VP of sales and marketing for Giant-Landover) will replace Bertram as SVP of store strategy and execution. The company appointed Marissa Nelson (currently SVP of merchandising services and support) to lead an expanded focus on healthy living across Ahold USA’s companies as SVP of responsible retailing and healthy living. This is an expansion of Ahold USA’s current responsible retailing function. The company also appointed Steve Rowell (currently SVP and deputy general counsel) as SVP, deputy general counsel and communications to take on additional responsibilities overseeing external communications, including media relations, government relations and community affairs. The company’s new organizational structure is expected to go into effect on June 22. Mark McGowan is moving into his roles as EVP of operations for Ahold USA and president of the Stop & Shop New England Division. McGowan most recently served as EVP of merchandising for Ahold USA. SVPs of merchandising will report to McCann for an interim period. With the change Don Sussman, who stepped in to lead the New England Division on an interim basis, will now return full time to his role as president of the Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. Mark Adamcik, regional VP of operations, has been appointed VP of sales and merchandising, effective May 18. He is succeeding Wilkinson. Toni Judy is moving from regional VP of operations, Region 10, to regional VP of operations, Region 9. Judy joined Giant in 2012 and has more than 30 years of experience in the food retail industry, including management roles with Winn-Dixie and Sam’s Club. Robert Belcher has been appointed the new regional VP for Region 10. He most recently served as the director of sales and merchandising (center store). Belcher, who has worked in retail management for more than 30 years, started with Giant in 2011 and formerly held a senior operations position at Walmart. Russ Greenlaw, SVP of operations, will be leaving the to take on a new special projects role for Ahold USA, effective June 1. Stacy Wiggins, who currently serves as regional VP of operations for Giant-Carlisle, will succeed Greenlaw. In addition to her work with Giant, Wiggins has also worked for Giant Landover, Stop & Shop New York Metro and Walmart. In addition, Vinod Israni is being promoted to the role of regional VP for Region 1. Israni has been with Stop & Shop New England since 2000, serving as district director, service manager and store manager. John Ponnett is returning to the company as SVP of operations. Ponnett served most recently as VP of asset protection at Ahold USA. He succeeds Larry Stover, who in March announced his retirement after 47 years of service. Ponnett will transition into his new role and work side-by-side with Stover until Stover’s retirement in July. Ponnett has worked with Ahold USA businesses for more than 27 years, including as regional VP of operations, director of fresh sales and marketing and district director for Giant.

Ahold to Lay Off 120 in Central Offices

Ahold USA confirmed an internal restructuring effort likely to result in the elimination of 120 jobs at its support offices in Carlisle, Pa., and Quincy, Mass. The layoffs would represent approximately 6% of the retailer's staff. The layoffs will not affect workers at the company's banners but would impact shared services including marketing, human resources and legal.

Ahold USA Announces Executive Changes

Ahold USA announced that Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop's New England division, departed the company effective March 2, 2015. Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop - New York Metro, will lead the division on an interim basis the company reported. Kelley left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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