Ahold USA has announced that Tom Lenkevich has joined the Giant/Martin’s division as president, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, executive vp/operations. Lenkevich will manage all aspects of the division with responsibility for Giant/Martin’s sales, operating profits, organization and employees, Ahold USA stated.
Lenkevich moves to Ahold USA from Save-A-Lot Food Stores, where he was COO and senior vp/retail operations. He also was a market director for Meijer, Inc., as well as divisional vp/operations and vp/merchandising and sales for A&P.
“Tom’s decades of grocery experience combined with his Central Pennsylvanian roots makes him a great addition to the Giant/Martin’s division and the Ahold USA leadership team,” said James McCann, COO, Ahold USA, in announcing Lenkevich’s appointment. “In addition to leading the division, Tom will be driving activities to achieve sales results and working with the Giant/Martin’s team to preserve the heritage of the local brand, while at the same time reshaping retail with a strong focus on reinvesting in value and quality, and offering customers an omnichannel shopping experience to meet their needs both today and in the future.”
The Giant/Martin’s division, headquartered in Carlisle, PA, operates about 200 supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia under the Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food.