CARLISLE, Pa. – Ahold USA has appointed a former executive for Asian retailer Dairy Farm International as president of its Giant Food of Landover, Md., division, Ahold said Friday.
Ahold announced the appointment of Gordon Reid, who will begin in the new position starting on Monday and replacing interim president and Ahold USA EVP operations Bhavdeep Singh. Singh served in the role of interim president following the departure of Anthony Hucker, who resigned from Giant-Landover in September to become EVP and chief strategy officer for St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets.
Reid, who has worked in retail for more than 30 years, was most recently group director for Dairy Farm, which operates more than 5,600 stores throughout Asia, and while there, he created the company's growth strategy for mainland China and Taiwan. Before Dairy Farm, he served in various leadership positions at Boots the Chemists and Tesco. Dairy Farm is part of the Hong Kong-based Jardine Matheson Group.