ST. LOUIS — Schnuck Markets  here on Thursday said that Ahold  and Wal-Mart  veteran Anthony T. Hucker has joined the company as executive vice president and chief strategy officer, effective Sept. 30.
The position is newly created, a spokeswoman for Schnucks told SN.
Ahold's Giant of Landover division, where Hucker had been president, said earlier this month that he was leaving to pursue another opportunity.
Read more: Hucker Resigns as Giant-Landover President 
“Anthony is a tremendous talent who shares our values; he’s customer-focused and a true merchant in every sense,” said Scott Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of the family-owned chain, in a statement. “We expect that he will add velocity to efforts that will ensure Schnucks’ continued growth and success.”
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Hucker is a 30-year industry veteran. Prior to joining Giant, Hucker spent seven years at Wal-Mart in a variety of leadership positions. During his tenure as corporate vice president, he oversaw the development of the Wal-Mart Express concept.
Hucker began his career in the European retail industry as a food industry analyst. He then worked for 10 years with Aldi , where he held a variety of leadership assignments in Germany, Austria and the U.S., and was part of the original start-up team for Aldi UK.
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