CARLISLE, Pa., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahold USA today announced that Anthony T. Hucker will join the Giant Landover Division as Division President, effective October 3, 2011. Hucker replaces Don Sussman who served as Interim President of the Division since the end of 2010 and who will resume his role as Executive Vice President Supply Chain for Ahold USA.
Hucker will have responsibility for Giant Landover's sales, operating profits, organization and people. The Giant Landover division, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies.
Hucker has more than 25 years of experience in leadership, strategy and operations in international retailing. He joins the Giant Landover division from Walmart, where he most recently served as Corporate Vice President, Head of Walmart Express Division. He joined Walmart in 2004 and served in various executive leadership positions there, with increasing responsibilities. Hucker began his career in the European retail industry as a food industry analyst. He then worked for 10 years with Aldi in leadership assignments in Germany, Austria and the USA, and as part of the original start up team for Aldi UK.
Hucker is on the Board of Directors for CASA, serving the needs of neglected and abused children, and is a Member of the Marketing Committee for the Consumer Goods Forum. He holds a B.A. (Honors) degree in Retail Marketing from the University of Manchester, UK and a Diploma in International Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
Commenting on his appointment, Carl Schlicker, CEO of Ahold USA Retail, said today, "We're excited to welcome Anthony, who brings a wealth of retail and food industry experience to Giant. Anthony takes over the helm of a business that is celebrating 75 years of providing the highest quality, value and service to customers in Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, where 173 stores are woven into the fabric of each and every community they serve."
Ahold USA Press Office: +1 717 240 1513
Ahold USA is part of Ahold, a Dutch-based international food retailing group that operates quality supermarkets in the United States and Europe. Ahold USA supports four regional Divisions – Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle – that together operate more than 750 supermarkets with approximately 110,000 associates in 13 states and the District of Columbia along with Peapod, the nation's leading e-commerce grocery shopping/delivery service.
For more information, visit www.giantfood.com.
SOURCE Ahold USA