Ahold USA which operates the U.S. banners Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Peapod has named Juan De Paoli as SVP of brand management and Own Brands, Ahold USA, effective July 8. The role will be based in Carlisle, PA., De Paoli will oversee strategic brand management as well as the strategic development, growth and profitable execution of Own Brands.
“Juan is a proven leader in successful own brand development and brand management and will help Ahold USA accelerate Own Brands offerings in every aisle of the store,” said Erik Keptner, EVP of marketing
De Paoli brings more than 22 years of experience to his new role with Ahold USA. He most recently served as VP of center store program management for Topco Associates. Prior to Topco, he spent 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility for the H.E. Butt Grocery Co., beginning as brand development manager and ending as director III, own brand, branding, product development, packaging and consumer research. De Paoli also held positions at Consul-Med/Healthcare Consultants, Oscar Mayer and Procter & Gamble Latin America.