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In brief: Ahold USA promotes longtime exec

By - Last modified: November 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Ahold USA, the parent of grocery chain Giant Food Stores, has promoted David Lessard to vice president of produce and floral, the company said Monday.

Lessard, who will be based in Cumberland County, will be responsible for strategic business planning for the produce and floral departments at Ahold USA's various store divisions, the company said.

Ahold USA's businesses include the Pennsylvania Giant stores, the Giant Landover division in Maryland and Stop & Shop stores in the New England and New York metro areas. It also owns Peapod, an online grocery outlet.

Lessard has more than 25 years of experience in both store and corporate settings, most recently as Ahold USA's director of produce. Prior to 2010, he held management positions with Giant Landover and A&P/Pathmark.