Food Lion Pres. Out in Delhaize Shakeup

SALISBURY, N.C. — Beth Newlands Campbell has been named to succeed Cathy Green Burns as president of Food Lion as part of a major shakeup at Delhaize America [3], according to local reports.

The executive revamp follows the recent departure of Ron Hodge as chief executive officer of Delhaize America and a prolonged effort to revive flagging sales at the Food Lion banner, Delhaize’s largest. Roland Smith, a former CEO at Arby’s, took over Delhaize America in October after Hodge's announced retirement.

Newlands Campbell had been president of Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets, a sister chain under Delhaize America. Green Burns had also started her career at Hannaford, and joined Food Lion in 2002. She had been named president in 2010.

The Salisbury Post also reported, citing a company statement, that Brad Wise, who had been senior vice president of human resources for Delhaize America, was named president of Hannaford and Sweetbay.

Read more: Delhaize Taps Smith as U.S. CEO [4]

Mike Vail, the former president of Delhaize’s Tampa, Fla.-based Sweetbay chain, was named chief supply chain officer for Delhaize America.

In addition, Greg Amoroso, formerly senior vice president for the business service center and sustainability, was named chief financial officer of Delhaize America.

Meg Ham will remain president of Bottom Dollar Food. Also, Linn Evans will remain senior vice president of legal and government affairs for Delhaize America, and Deborah Dixson will remain chief information officer for Delhaize America.

Delhaize America is a division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group.

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