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Giant Food Appoints Diane Hicks Senior Vice President of Operations; Ira Kress Shares

Giant Food Appoints Diane Hicks Senior Vice President of Operations; Ira Kress Shares

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Ahold Delhaize banner Giant Food recently announced that experienced executive Diana Hicks will be stepping into a new role with Giant Food. Hicks will join Giant Food as its Senior Vice President of Operations, effective September 12, 2022.

Diane Hicks, Senior Vice President of Operations, Giant Food“I am energized to be returning to my roots at Giant Food to support the continued growth of this beloved local brand. I am confident I can build on the positive momentum and introduce new strategies to support omnichannel operations and development to make this the best place to work and shop,” said Hicks of her new role. “I’ve felt at home in the Ahold Delhaize family and look forward to all that is to come in my new role.”

Across the Ahold Delhaize family of brands, Hicks has accumulated 30 years of experience. In her role as SVP, she will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the development and execution of Giant’s critical growth drivers, a press release explained. This includes delivering exceptional store conditions, driving a true selling culture, and making sure of an extraordinary associate and customer experience across the brand’s omnichannel operations.

Ira Kress, President, Giant Food“The entire Giant Food family is thrilled to welcome Diane back to our team,” added Ira Kress, President of Giant Food. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in omnichannel store operations, and we look forward to the leadership and growth she will bring to the Giant Food brand in this role.”

Throughout her time with Ahold, Hicks has garnered an exceptional balance of experience across HR, operations, sales, and merchandising. She previously served as Vice President of Operations at Ahold Delhaize brand Stop & Shop, where she oversaw strategic leadership, operations, talent management, and overall profit and loss across the banner’s New York and Connecticut stores.

Giant Food has announced that experienced exec Diane Hicks will join the company as Senior Vice President of Operations

Before working with Stop & Shop, Hicks also gained expertise from her 12 years with Giant Food, during which she led various teams across merchandising and operations.

We’re excited to see what comes next for both Diane Hicks and Giant Food!

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