Martin Departs Ahold USA

Jeff Martin, EVP of merchandising and marketing of Ahold USA, has left the Carlisle, Pa.-based organization for what it described as “personal reasons.”

Carl Schlicker, CEO of Ahold USA Retail and COO of Ahold USA, will oversee Martin’s former duties on an interim basis until a successor is found.

“We have great respect for Jeff’s professional contributions and for his personal decision,” the company said. “In Jeff’s nearly 35 years with Ahold, he provided leadership to the merchandising and marketing functions, and played a key role in integrating the merchandising platform across Ahold USA. We wish him the very best for the future.”

Added Ahold USA: “We are fortunate to have strong leadership in place across our company. In addition, the Ahold USA merchandising and marketing organization has a strong leadership team which is well positioned to continue to drive the existing strategy.”

Ahold USA, which supports four regional divisions -- Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant- Landover and Giant-Carlisle – collectively operates more than 750 supermarkets with about 115,000 associates in 14 states and the District of Columbia, along with e-grocer Peapod.

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