Ahold Delhaize USA names chief sustainability officer

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Marc Stolzman
Marc Stolzman has been with Ahold Delhaize USA companies for nearly five years.

Ahold Delhaize USA has named its new chief sustainability officer.

Marc Stolzman will oversee all aspects of health and sustainability for the Dutch grocer’s U.S. subsidiary, including strategy and goal setting in alignment with Ahold Delhaize’s global sustainability ambitions and commitments. His role will also include U.S. regulatory, compliance and financial reporting.

Stolzman has been with Ahold Delhaize USA companies for nearly five years, serving a executive lead of finance for Peapod Digital Labs. His role included managing finance for the digital, e-commerce and commercial wing of the company, as well as leadership for a number of cross-company initiatives.

“As one of the largest food retailers on the East Coast, we are committed to being a sustainable retailer as we work to create healthier communities and a healthier planet,” said Ahold Delhaize USA CEO JJ Fleeman. “As we work through important and complex sustainability efforts in the next several years, including eliminating carbon emissions, bringing to market healthier products, stopping food waste, reducing single-use plastics and more, Marc’s proven leadership and deep financial background will be instrumental in driving our ambitious goals.”

Before joining Ahold Delhaize USA, Stolzman served as president of Kymeta Corporation and also served as CFO before his promotion. He has also held CFO roles at Zulily, Zumiez, Blue Nile and Imperium Renewables. In addition, he held several executive-level roles at Starbucks Coffee Company, including senior VP of international finance and business development and CFO for Starbucks Japan.

“I’m honored to take on this role in the U.S.,” said Stolzman. “I look forward to working with each of the U.S. brands, which are already leaders in sustainability, as well as our suppliers and partners, as we together pursue our passion for empowering healthier people and a healthier planet.”

Ahold Delhaize USA’s banners include Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. The company operates more than 2,000 stores and 20 distribution centers across more than 20 states.

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