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Delhaize and Anicetti part ways

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BRUSSELS — Rick Anicetti has left Delhaize America, relinquishing the positions of executive vice president of the Delhaize Group and chief executive officer of Delhaize America Shared Services.

Rick Anicetti has left Delhaize America, relinquishing the positions of executive vice president of the Delhaize Group and chief executive officer of Delhaize America Shared Services.

Anicetti had been named to his most recent position in January as part of a major structural reorganization of Delhaize’s supermarket operations in the United States. Prior to that change, he had been president and chief executive officer of Food Lion LLC since 2002.

During his tenure at the helm of Food Lion, Anicetti oversaw a dramatic transformation of the chain’s strategy, business model and culture. That transformation distinguished Food Lion as the most innovative major food retailer in the country.

“I want to thank Rick for his significant contributions to the company, both as CEO of Food Lion and as CEO of Delhaize America Shared Services, where he helped to lay strong foundations for Delhaize America’s further development,” said Pierre-Olivier Beckers, chief executive officer of the Delhaize Group, in a statement.

Anicetti had joined Food Lion after a 20-year career at Hannaford Bros., which is also owned by Delhaize.

With Anicetti’s departure, Carol Herndon, formerly senior vice president of accounting and finance for Delhaize America, will become chief administrative officer, reporting to Beckers. In her new role, Herndon has oversight of finance, information technology, legal and government relations, communications and corporate development.


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