Dutch retailer Royal Ahold announced yesterday (4 April) the appointment of Jose Alvarez as president and chief executive officer of its US Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover division. 

Alvarez, who joined the company in 2001, was previously executive vice president of supply chain and logistics at Stop&Shop/Giant-Landover. Before joining the company he worked with Shaw's Supermarkets and he had previously held positions at American Stores Company and its subsidiary Jewel Food Stores.

"I'm very pleased that we are promoting Jose to the president and CEO position, as I believe his strategic planning skills and breadth of functional experience make him the right person to lead the arena," said Ahold's president and chief executive officer Anders Moberg.
 
"Jose has a track record of delivering results by reinventing the way we do business. He has taken responsibility for difficult projects involving large scale change and has successfully led the management teams which have completed those projects. I'm confident that he will successfully manage the repositioning of Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover to enhance our market position in this arena."