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Ahold Delhaize USA Announces Marc Stolzman as Chief Sustainability Officer; JJ Fleeman Details

Ahold Delhaize USA Announces Marc Stolzman as Chief Sustainability Officer; JJ Fleeman Details

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

The industry is moving full-steam ahead on sustainability, and Ahold Delhaize USA will not be left behind. The retail parent company recently announced that it has named Marc Stolzman as its new Chief Sustainability Officer.

Marc Stolzman, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ahold Delhaize"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.”

Stolzman will now be tasked with overseeing all aspects of health and sustainability for the company’s United States businesses, a press release explained. This includes strategy and goal setting in alignment with Ahold Delhaize’s global sustainability ambitions and commitments, as well as all U.S. regulatory, compliance, and financial reporting.

Ahold Delhaize USA announced the appointment of Marc Stolzman as Chief Sustainability OfficerFor the past five years, Stolzman has been with Ahold Delhaize USA serving as Executive Lead, Finance for Peapod Digital Labs. As the release explained, this role included managing finance for the digital, e-commerce, and commercial businesses, as well as leadership for several cross-company initiatives to position the company for continued success.

In this new role, Stolzman will report to JJ Fleeman, Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA.

JJ Fleeman, Chief Executive Officer, Ahold Delhaize USA“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 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 the retailer, the newly named Chief 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, along with several executive-level roles at Starbucks Coffee Company, including SVP of International Finance and Business Development and CFO for Starbucks Japan.

We look forward to seeing Marc Stolzman take up the helm.

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