BRUSSELS, Belgium — Delhaize Group has appointed former Supervalu executive Kevin Holt as CEO for Delhaize America, effective July 7.
Holt, who previously served as president of retail operations at Supervalu, also will become a member of the Delhaize Group executive committee.
“I am very pleased to have Kevin join our team,” said Frans Muller, president and CEO of Delhaize Group. “Kevin brings both deep industry experience [and] 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 comes to Delhaize Group with more than 20 years of retail leadership experience in operations, strategy and information technology. Prior to Supervalu, he served for three years with Sears Holding Co. and 14 years with Meijer, working in various leadership positions including EVP of retail operations and SVP of information technology/services and strategic planning.