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• HAC Inc., parent company to Homeland Grocery Stores, announced that it has hired David Criscione as president and CEO.
Criscione is a former senior vice president at Walmart International, EVP for e-commerce at Walmart Canada, vice president/general manager at Amazon, chief strategy and business development officer at Delhaize America, and SVP of Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development at Delhaize-owned Hannaford Supermarkets.
People who worked at Hannaford during that period of time, I've found over the years, usually bring with them a ton of street cred, because they come out of the Ron Hodge school of management and leadership. There are few people in the food industry, which I've been writing about since 1984, who I admire as much as Ron Hodge, and that aura extends to all the great CEOs that he trained during his tenure.