QUINCY, Mass. - Industry sources said they were surprised at Ahold's selection last week of Jose Alvarez as chief executive officer of the company's Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover division, especially in light of Ahold's search for candidates both inside and outside the company. Alvarez, who most recently served as executive vice president of supply chain and logistics at Stop & Shop/Giant, succeeds Marc Smith, who unveiled his plans to retire earlier this year. Smith reportedly clashed ...

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