Ahold Delhaize has taken to the newswire with a couple of exciting announcements. Recently, its Retail Business Services division named a new Chief Technology Officer in Marty Wolfe. Additionally, the retailer revealed its second quarter financial results, outlining a $2.8 billion increase in net sales.
“I’m excited to join the organization at this pivotal time for Ahold Delhaize USA companies,” said Wolfe. “Retail is rapidly changing, and technology is a differentiator that enables retailers’ abilities to compete. I look forward to supporting Retail Business Services in its Evolve IT journey, which is key in enabling Ahold Delhaize USA brands to win now and into the future.”
Wolfe joins Retail Business Services from IBM, where he most recently served as Global Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of IBM’s Retail, CPG, Logistics, and Travel industries. He brings a unique combination of business acumen, technical depth, and industry expertise to the role, with a deep background in both digital transformation and hybrid cloud journeys, according to a press release.
As noted in the release, Wolfe joins a team led by Rom Kosla, Executive Vice President, IT and Chief Information Officer.
For a company comment on this news, read the press release in full here.
In addition to the new CTO, Ahold Delhaize rolled out its second quarter results, outlining a $2.8 billion increase in net sales from $19.19 billion (€18.6 billion) to $22.08 billion (€21.4 billion).
“I am pleased to report we had a strong second quarter,” said Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize. “Our overall results confirm the strength and breadth of our brand portfolio. Our brands’ unparalleled understanding of customers, broad assortments, and product offerings as well as the stickiness of food-at-home consumption are giving us the opportunity to play to our strengths and support customers in a challenging environment.”
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