Delhaize America Names New CEO

by Nate Hunter

Brussels, Belgium — Previously, Kevin Holt was president of retail operations at SUPERVALU.


Brussels, Belgium — Delhaize Group has appointed Kevin Holt as chief executive officer for Delhaize America. 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. operations.

“I am very pleased to have Kevin join our team,” says Frans Muller, president and CEO 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.”

Holt joins Delhaize Group — parent company of Food Lion and other U.S. supermarkets — with more than 20 years of retail leadership experience in operations, strategy and information technology. Prior to SUPERVALU, he served for 3 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.

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eight countries on three continents. For more information, visit




SOURCE: Delhaize Group



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