Delhaize America Appoints Kevin Holt As New Chief Executive Officer
Delhaize Group is
pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Holt as Chief Executive Officer
for Delhaize America. Mr. Holt, formerly President of Retail Operations at
SUPERVALU, will also become a member of the Delhaize Group Executive
Committee. He will start effective July 7, 2014 and lead the Group's U.S.
"I am very pleased to have Kevin join our team", said Frans Muller,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Delhaize Group. "Kevin brings both
deep industry experience as well as a comprehensive customer orientation
that will help our U.S. operations to continue to implement our existing
strategy and build on the strong momentum of recent quarters. I am looking
forward to working with him."
"I am excited about the opportunity to lead Delhaize America and work with
Frans, the Delhaize America team and my colleagues in the Group Executive
Committee," said Mr. Holt. He added, "I look forward to reinforcing and
executing the strategy and continuing to focus on our customers as I see
tremendous opportunity in the business."
Mr. Holt comes to Delhaize Group with more than 20 years of retail
leadership experience in operations, strategy and information technology.
Prior to SUPERVALU, he served for three years with Sears Holding Company and
14 years with Meijer, working in various leadership positions including
Executive Vice President of Retail Operations and Senior Vice President of
Information Technology/Services and Strategic Planning.
Before moving into the retail industry, Mr. Holt spent nine years at NCR
delivering technology solutions to large and complex organizations. He holds
a B.S. in Business Economics from Ferris State University.
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