Schiano Retires From Giant-Carlisle

CARLISLE, Pa. Tony Schiano said last week that he plans to retire as the head of Giant Food here, which has been one of the few truly bright spots in the recent history of Ahold's U.S. operations. He will be succeeded by Carl Schlicker, who is currently executive vice president, sales and marketing. In an interview with SN following the announcement, Schiano reflected on the changes in the industry,

CARLISLE, Pa. — Tony Schiano said last week that he plans to retire as the head of Giant Food here, which has been one of the few truly bright spots in the recent history of Ahold's U.S. operations. He will be succeeded by Carl Schlicker, who is currently executive vice president, sales and marketing.

In an interview with SN following the announcement, Schiano reflected on the changes in the industry, the success of Giant Food and its EDLP format, and the day in 2003 that he pulled hi

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