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• Ahold USA has announced that its current EVP of operations, Bhavdeep Singh, has been named EVP of new formats, responsible for defining and developing new format opportunities within the company. It is a new position at Ahold.

Singh will be succeeded in his operations role by Mark McGowan, the company;s EVP of merchandising.
KC's View:
Be interesting to see what Singh comes up with, because I think it is fair to say that Ahold is not seen as a vital laboratory for new and exciting retail format development.