Ahold USA said Thursday that Rick Herring, president of the Giant-Carlisle division, plans to retire effective Feb. 14 after nearly 25 years with the company.


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“We would like to thank Rick for his numerous contributions to our companies, as well as for his leadership, dedication and years of service,” said James McCann, COO of Ahold USA. “We wish him all the best in this next phase of his life and career.”

Bhavdeep Singh, EVP of operations at Ahold USA, will oversee the Giant-Carlisle division on an interim basis until a successor to Herring is named, the company said.

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Herring was named president of Giant-Carlisle in 2009, just as the company was about to acquire Ukrop’s Super Markets in Richmond, Va. Before being named president, he had been EVP of finance and CFO, and was also instrumental in the organization of Ahold Financial Services, Ahold USA's shared financial service center, the company said.

Giant, based in Carlisle, Pa., operates nearly 200 supermarkets under the Giant and Martin’s banners.

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