NEW honors Delhaize America as Outstanding Champion
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Delhaize America has been recognized for its diversity
leadership by the Network of Executive Women, the consumer products and retail
industry’s largest diversity organization. Delhaize executives will accept the
Network’s Outstanding Champion award at a reception May 11 during FMI 2010 in Las Vegas.
America has long been a diversity leader in the retail industry and a strong
supporter of NEW’s mission of attracting, retaining and advancing women in the
business,” said Network President Alison Kenney Paul, a principal with
Deloitte. "In addition, the
company has a strong commitment to diversity. The company’s executive
leadership team has five women executives and three of the company’s four operating
banners are led by women.”
Delhaize America is a member of the Brussels-based
Delhaize Group and one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States.
The company operates under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar,
Hannaford Brothers, Harvey’s, Reid’s and Sweetbay.
Delhaize America has been a strong supporter of the
Network and diversity. Cathy Green, president of the Food Lion Family, is a
member of NEW’s board of directors and was instrumental in the creation of
NEW’s Carolinas regional group. She speaks regularly at Network events and is
active with the Network, enrolling members and sponsors. Hannaford Brothers was
an early supporter of the Network’s first regional chapter in New England,
while Mike Vail and the Sweetbay team took the lead in initiating NEW’s Florida
group. Vail, president of Sweetbay, was a keynote speaker at the Network’s 2009
Executive Leaders Forum.
"The Network’s 2010 Outstanding Champion award honors
these executives and the entire Delhaize America team,” said Joan Toth, the
Network’s executive director. "This is the first time we have recognized an
entire company with our Outstanding Champion award -- and that recognizes just
how widespread its support of NEW’s mission has been.”
A reception honoring Delhaize America will be held
Tuesday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Acacia One Ballroom of the Four
Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is sponsored by Deloitte. For more
information contact Megan Brotschul, firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 486-4179.