Ahold has announced that the president of its Giant Landover division in the US will be leaving the retailer.

The retailer said on Friday (3 December) that Robin Michel will be leaving the company before the end of the year to "pursue other opportunities".

Don Sussman, executive vice president of supply chain at Ahold USA, will oversee operations on an interim basis until a successor is announced.

"Robin has played an integral part in revitalising the Giant Landover business through several ambitious initiatives, including the implementation of the Value Improvement Program (VIP) and Project Refresh to renovate 100 ageing stores across the chain," said Carl Schlicker, CEO of Ahold USA Retail.