The topic is supply chain transformation, and Ahold Delhaize is wielding a winning strategy to strengthen one of its most central divisions. In a recent leadership appointment, the retail chain has selected Sanja Krajnovic as its new Executive Vice President of Distribution and Transportation for the ADUSA Supply Chain division.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the ADUSA Supply Chain team as the network continues its growth and transformation,” said Krajnovic. “Retail is one of the most exciting industries out there, and the supply chain is the foundation. By continuing to enhance distribution and transportation, the network plays a key role in enabling the brands it supports to be there for their customers when, where, and how they want to shop and win in their markets. I look forward to leveraging my prior experience to help advance the network’s Trusted to Always Deliver mission and commitment to delivering with excellence every day.”
In this executive role, Krajnovic will oversee the full scope of distribution and transportation operations for 19 distribution, transportation, and manufacturing centers supporting the Ahold Delhaize USA brands. According to a press release, she will also lead the strategy and future direction for Ahold Delhaize USA companies’ distribution and transportation network.
Krajnovic formerly served as Senior Vice President of Store Operations at Dollar General, where she oversaw 9,300 locations across the U.S. In addition, she spent 24 years with Target Corporation, most recently as Group Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Logistics. At Target, Krajnovic directed multi-site functions across retail operations, food, global supply chain, and logistics, and led numerous strategic initiatives and transformations.
“Every day, ADUSA Supply Chain lives by a mission to be Trusted to Always Deliver,” said President Roger Wheeler, who oversees the supply chain. “As the brands we support continue to pursue their ambitious omnichannel growth plans and maintain their commitments to meet customer needs every time they shop, it’s critical that we have a laser focus on the operations side of the supply chain. We’re looking forward to leveraging Sanja’s deep retail and supply chain experience as we continue to transform for the future and leverage our network as a competitive edge.”
We here at Deli Market News send our biggest congratulations to this new retail leader!