Ahold Delhaize USA Names Chief Sustainability Officer

by Katie Lee

Salisbury, N.C. — Ahold Delhaize USA has promoted Marc Stolzman to chief sustainability officer, reporting to CEO JJ Fleeman. In this new role, Stolzman will oversee all aspects of health and sustainability for the U.S. businesses, including strategy and goal setting, in alignment with Ahold Delhaize global sustainability ambitions and commitments, as well as all U.S. regulatory, compliance and financial reporting.

“As one of the largest food retailers on the East Coast, we are committed to being a sustainable retailer as we work to create healthier communities and a healthier planet,” says Fleeman. “As we work through important and complex sustainability efforts in the next several years, including eliminating carbon emissions, bringing to market healthier products, stopping food waste, reducing single-use plastics and more, Marc’s proven leadership and deep financial background will be instrumental in driving our ambitious goals.”

Stolzman has been with Ahold Delhaize USA companies for the past 5 years, serving as executive lead, finance for Peapod Digital Labs. This role included managing finance for the digital, e-commerce and commercial business, as well as leadership for a number of cross-company initiatives to position the company for future success.

Before joining Ahold Delhaize USA, Stolzman served as president of Kymeta Corporation and also served as CFO before his promotion. He has also held CFO roles at Zulily, Zumiez, Blue Nile and Imperium Renewables. In addition, he held several executive-level roles at Starbucks Coffee Company, including senior vice president of international finance and business development and CFO for Starbucks Japan.

He is based in Ahold Delhaize USA’s Quincy, Mass., office.

Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize, is the parent company of Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. companies, including its local brands (Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop); Retail Business Services, a U.S. support services company providing services to the brands; Peapod Digital Labs, its digital and e-commerce engine; and ADUSA Distribution & Transportation. The local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA comprise the largest grocery retail group on the East Coast and the fourth largest grocery retail group in the nation, operating more than 2,000 stores and 20 distribution centers across more than 20 states.

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize USA

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