Frans Muller left will fill in as Food Lion and Hannaford39s interim leader and Kevin Holt middle will head up the Giant and Stop amp Shop banners following the departure of former GiantStop amp Shop head honcho James McCann right

Frans Muller (left) will fill in as Food Lion and Hannaford's interim leader and Kevin Holt (middle) will head up the Giant and Stop & Shop banners following the departure of former Giant/Stop & Shop head honcho James McCann (right).

Analysts weigh in on McCann's abrupt departure at Ahold

Move may have surprised retailer, though some say a change couldn't hurt

James McCann’s abrupt departure from the top U.S. role of Ahold Delhaize appears to have come of his own volition and may have caught the big retailer by surprise, according to an analyst covering the company from Amsterdam.

In an interview with SN Wednesday, Fernand de Boer of Petercam said the fact that the company placed co-U.S. COO Kevin Holt in charge of McCann’s responsibilities to oversee Stop & Shop and Giant banners in the Northeast while leaving Ho

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