QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold USA here on Thursday said it would base its non-perishable and fresh merchandising functions in its Carlisle, Pa., offices as part of an ongoing reorganization first announced last November.
In addition, the company said it has put in place a new leadership structure for the Ahold USA retail merchandising and marketing organization. A spokeswoman declined to reveal details about the new structure.
"The overall objective for the merchandising functions is to leverage our buying power with our suppliers and our talent as a team behind the full strength of the divisions and their store banners," the company said in a prepared statement, noting that the changes would result in many back-office positions being "changed, eliminated, moved or added."
It said the extent of such changes was not yet known. The reorganization is expected to be completed by the end of the year, the company added.
Last November Amsterdam-based Ahold unveiled a broad series of executive changes as it realigned its U.S. retail business into four divisions: Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop Metro New York, Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover in order to "stay even more closely connected to customers."
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