Cancel OK

Ahold USA appoints Tonya Herring as senior vice president non-perishable merchandising

Company Press Release

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA today announced that Tonya Herring has been appointed to senior vice president, non-perishable merchandising effective February 23. In this role, which will be based in Carlisle, PA, Herring will be responsible for overseeing general merchandise, pet, fuel, dairy and frozen departments.

With Herring’s appointment, Ahold USA’s non-perishable category has been reorganized into two leadership streams as part of its ongoing strategy to get closer to market and customers’ needs. Jeff Dichele continues his role as senior vice president, non-perishable merchandising, now with oversight for the beverage, commercial bakery and baking, breakfast, candy, ethnic and specialty and natural and organic departments.

Herring joins Ahold USA with 23 years of experience in various roles at Safeway Inc. She began her career as a deli department manager and steadily progressed into multi-unit roles. Herring also worked in leadership roles in corporate merchandising, marketing and category management. Most recently, she was vice president of category development consumer brands where she had end-to-end responsibility for perishable strategy including financial goals, product development, merchandising, pricing and execution.

“Tonya brings a real passion for the grocery business to her new role with Ahold USA and her strong balance of operations, marketing and merchandising experience blends well with our team,” said Mark McGowan, executive vice president of merchandising, Ahold USA.

Contact information

Ahold USA Press Office: +1 717 240 1513

Ahold USA is part of Ahold, a Dutch-based international food retailing group that operates quality supermarkets in the United States and Europe. Ahold USA supports four regional Divisions – Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle – that together operate more than 770 supermarkets with approximately 120,000 associates in 14 states and the District of Columbia along with Peapod, the nation’s leading e-commerce grocery shopping/delivery service.