Ahold USA promotes longtime produce veteran - The Packer

Ahold USA promotes longtime produce veteran

11/26/2012 11:36:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

Ahold USA Inc. has appointed an industry veteran to head its produce and floral divisions.

The Carlisle, Pa.-based Ahold USA promoted David Lessard as its vice president of produce and floral.

David LessardLessardIn his new role, based in Carlisle, Lessard will be responsible for leading, directing, designing and approving category management business plans and portfolio plans for the Netherlands-based Ahold NV’s U.S. produce and floral operations, according to a news release.

With more than 25 years of experience in managing and directing produce and floral in the store and in corporate, Lessard most recently served as Ahold USA’s director of produce.

AholdBefore joining Ahold USA in 2010, Lessard served in management positions with Ahold USA’s Landover, Md.-based Giant Food LLC, also known as Giant-Landover, and Ahold’s A&P/Pathmark divisions, including senior director of produce & floral for the Montvale, N.J.-based Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.

Ahold USA operates U.S. and European supermarkets including the Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle divisions.

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Mike Stephan    
Minneapolis  |  November, 27, 2012 at 09:18 AM

What a great selection for Ahold USA. In all my dealings with Dave, he always puts his customers first. What a great mindset for a retailer to honor and protect.

Ft Worth Texas  |  November, 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Congratulations to a man that has strived at being the best.

Gary Reed    
Virginia  |  December, 01, 2012 at 01:22 PM

Congratulations Dave, a well deserved promotion.

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