Ahold names new CEO
Amsterdam, Holland Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch owner of Stop & Shop supermarkets in the United States, said Thursday it has named Dick Boer as CEO.
Boer replaces current chief John Rishton, who is leaving to become head of Rolls-Royce Group Plc.
Currently Ahold’s COO for Europe, Boer will transition into the position in March 2011. He joined Ahold in 1998 as head of the company’s operations in the Czech Republic. He became CEO of its Albert Heijn grocery stores, the biggest chain in the Netherlands, in 2000.
Boer will be succeeded in his current job by Sander van der Laan, who runs Albert Heijn. Carl Schlicker, currently head of Ahold’s U.S. retail operations, has been appointed COO of the United States, succeeding Larry Benjamin, who will retire in early 2011.
J.C. Penney Internet Chief to Retire
Plano, Texas John Irvin, president of J.C. Penney’s catalogue and Internet division, is retiring, according to a Women’s Wear Daily report.
A successor to Irvin, who also is an executive VP of the chain, has not been announced, the company said.
DSW President Rejoins Limited Brands
Columbus, Ohio Limited Brands said Thursday that Peter Horvath is rejoining the company as executive VP of business integration, effective at the end of June. He will report to Martyn Redgrave, executive VP and chief administrative officer for Limited Brands.
In this role, Horvath will spearhead a number of operational strategies and initiatives, according to the company.
Horvath has served as president of Columbus-based DSW, Inc. for the last three years, with direct responsibility for all store operations, business and administrative functions.
During his 19 years with Limited Brands, Horvath served in a variety of senior leadership roles across the enterprise, including senior VP of merchandise planning and allocation for all of Limited Brands and CFO for the apparel group.