Former Morrisons executive appointed group chief information officer at Ahold

Ben Wishart to report to CFO Jeff Carr at company's Amsterdam headquarters

AMSTERDAM — Royal Ahold has appointed Ben Wishart as group chief information officer, the Dutch supermarket operator said Tuesday.

In the newly created position, Wishart will report to CFO Jeff Carr and will work out of the company's Amsterdam headquarters. He previously worked at U.K. food retailer Morrisons as chief information officer. Ahold operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle supermarket chains in the United States, as well as the Peapod online grocery service.

"Technology is an increasingly critical element in ensuring the success of our 'Reshaping Retail' strategy," Carr said. "I am pleased that Ben joins us to lead the next stage of Ahold's journey as we are responding to a changing retail world, leveraging our scale and coordinating technology."

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