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Martin Resigns as Ahold EVP

Jeff MartinCARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA here said Friday that Jeff Martin (right), executive vice president of merchandising and marketing, is leaving the company for personal reasons, effective immediately.

Carl Schlicker, chief executive officer of Ahold USA Retail and chief operating officer of Ahold USA, will oversee the function on an interim basis until a successor is announced.

Martin had been named SN’s 2012 Marketer of the Year in January.

He began his career with Giant in 1978 as a produce associate and worked his way up through various sales and merchandising roles. He was named to his most recent post in 2009.

“We have great respect for Jeff’s professional contributions and for his personal decision,” an Ahold spokeswoman told SN. “In Jeff's nearly 35 years with Ahold, he provided leadership to the merchandising and marketing functions and played a key role in integrating the merchandising platform across Ahold USA. We wish him the very best for the future.”

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