Reports: Delhaize America to cut 500 jobs

Supermarket operator to lay off 350 employees, eliminate 150 open positions

NEW YORK - Delhaize America is cutting 500 jobs, according to published reports.

News media in North Carolina reported that the Belgian supermarket operator's American subsidiary would cut 350 jobs and 150 open positions as part of a reorganization. Employees of the company received notifications of the layoffs via email, according to the reports.

The layoffs come not long after the company experienced a shakeup in December 2012 when Food Lion president Cathy Green Burns left the company, succeeded by Beth Newlands Campbell. Other executive changes included the departure of Delhaize America chief supply chain officer Mark Doiron and the appointment of SVP business service center and sustainability Greg Amoroso as CFO.

David Criscione became chief strategy and development officer, and Deborah Dixson was appointed chief information officer.

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