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Ahold Delhaize announced yesterday that with the retirement of Kevin Holt, CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA, JJ Fleeman, who has served as President, Peapod Digital Labs and Chief Commercial and Digital Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA since May 2018, will be named as Holt's successor.

Holt is scheduled to step down in April 2023 and remain as an advisor until the end of next year.

The announcement noted that Fleeman "has spent the majority of his 30-year career in grocery retail in Ahold Delhaize companies, including Food Lion, the largest U.S. brand, serving a diverse array of executive leadership roles, covering strategy, commercial, digital, retail operations, marketing and merchandising. JJ will continue to be based in Salisbury, N.C., and spend time across other U.S. offices."