Anicetti, Longtime Food Lion CEO, Leaves Delhaize

BRUSSELS —Rick Anicetti, executive vice president of Delhaize Group [2] and chief executive officer of Delhaize America Shared Services, will leave the organization, effective today, the company said. No explanation for his departure was immediately available.

The former longtime president and CEO of Food Lion had recently been named to the new position as the head of the newly formed Shared Services division.

“I want to thank Rick for his significant contributions to the Company, both as CEO of Food Lion and as CEO of Delhaize America Shared Services where he helped to lay strong foundations for Delhaize America’s further development,” said Pierre-Olivier Beckers, president and CEO of Delhaize Group.

Carol Herndon, currently senior vice president of accounting and finance of Delhaize America, was named chief administrative officer of Delhaize America, reporting to Beckers. She will oversee finance, information technology, legal and government relations, communications, and corporate development.

Ron Hodge, executive vice president of Delhaize Group and CEO of Delhaize America operations, will add human resources for Delhaize America to his current responsibilities.

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