SMITH TO RETIRE AS STOP & SHOP CEO

QUINCY, Mass. - Marc Smith, the 52-year-old chief executive officer of Stop & Shop here, said last week he would retire as soon as a successor can be found.Smith had been overseeing the integration of Stop & Shop with Ahold's sister chain, Giant Food of Landover, Md.Especially given the recent struggles at those banners, some industry sources told SN that Smith had a tense relationship with Anders

QUINCY, Mass. - Marc Smith, the 52-year-old chief executive officer of Stop & Shop here, said last week he would retire as soon as a successor can be found.

Smith had been overseeing the integration of Stop & Shop with Ahold's sister chain, Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Especially given the recent struggles at those banners, some industry sources told SN that Smith had a tense relationship with Anders Moberg, president and CEO of Amsterdam-based Ahold, the parent company

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