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Stop & Shop New England Announces Executive Appointments

Company Press Release

Quincy, Massachusetts (May 6, 2015) – The Stop & Shop New England Division today announced that Russ Greenlaw, Senior Vice President of Operations for Stop & Shop New England, will be leaving the Division to take on a new Special Projects role for Ahold USA, starting June 1. Stacy Wiggins, who currently serves as Regional Vice President of Operations for GIANT/MARTIN’S, will succeed Mr. Greenlaw once he starts his new position. In addition to her work with GIANT/MARTIN’S, Ms. Wiggins has also worked for Giant Landover, Stop & Shop New York Metro and Walmart.

In addition, Vinod Israni is being promoted to the role of Regional Vice President for Region 1. Mr. Israni has been with Stop & Shop New England since 2000, serving as District Director, Service Manager and Store Manager.

Also, Mark McGowan is now serving as President of the Stop & Shop New England Division and Executive Vice President of Operations for Ahold USA, reporting to Ahold USA Chief Operating Officer James McCann. This planned change was originally announced in March. Mr. McGowan most recently served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Ahold USA. He was president of the Stop & Shop New England Division before taking on new responsibilities at Ahold USA in 2012.

Commenting on these announcements, Mr. McGowan said, “Russ, Stacy, and Vinod are strong leaders for our Division, and I want to wish them all the best in their new positions.”

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 394 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit or

Contact: Judi Palmer, Stop & Shop New England Division, 617-620-0328,