Ahold USA on Tuesday said Andrew Iacobucci has been appointed EVP of merchandising, effective April 11.
Iacobucci will focus on leading a merchandising team that supports Ahold USA and its four retail divisions, Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle.
Five SVPs at Ahold will report to Iacobucci: John Ruane, fresh; Tonya Herring, perishables and basics; Jeff Dichele, grocery; Raymond McCall, pharmacy; and Nick Bertram, merchandise strategy and support.
Iacobucci fulfills a role served on an interim basis for the last year by James McCann, Ahold USA's COO. McCann stepped in when former merchandising VP Mark McGowan was appointed president of Ahold's Stop & Shop New England division.
Iacobucci most recently was president of the discount division at Loblaw Cos., overseeing a $17 billion business. In the last 10 years, he has held senior leadership roles in Loblaw’s Gdiscount, drugstore, operations, superstores and corporate development teams. Prior to his time at Loblaw, Iacobucci spent several years at Monitor Group, a global strategy consulting firm where he focused on U.S. retail.
“We are delighted that Andrew is joining our team, and he brings outstanding merchandising experience to help us on our journey from good to great,” McCann said in a statement. With a bachelor’s degree in economics from Queens University in Ontario and a law degree from the University of Toronto, Iacobucci is relocating to the United States from Canada.
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