Delhaize Names Ham Food Lion President

Supermarket operator Delhaize America has announced today that Meg Ham has been named president of its Food Lion division effective tomorrow. She succeeds Beth Newlands Campbell, who, the company stated, is leaving Food Lion for personal and professional reasons.

Ham will lead all Food Lion banner operations, including strategic direction, financial performance, product assortment, pricing, customer service and marketing.  She will continue reporting to Kevin Holt, CEO of Food Lion’s parent, Delhaize America. 

Ham was president of Delhaize America’s deep discount Bottom Dollar Food chain. 

“We are extremely pleased to tap into internal talent to ensure a seamless transition of Food Lion operations to Meg Ham,” Holt said in announcing the executive change. “I have full confidence in Meg to continue to lead Food Lion’s transformation and to deliver on the company’s Easy, Fresh and Affordable…You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day strategy to enhance the customer shopping experience. Meg has an extensive retail operations and merchandising background with a strong focus on the customer experience and associate engagement.”

Gene Faller, Bottom Dollar’s vp/operations, will assume leadership responsibilities for the deep discount banner, according to Delhaize America. In addition, the company has promoted J.J. Fleeman, currently senior vp/Food Lion strategy, to Delhaize America chief strategy and development officer.  Faller and Fleeman also will report to Holt.

Based in Salisbury, NC,Food Lion operates than 1,100 stores in 10 southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.