Stop and Shop division president departs

Ahold USA announced that Joe Kelley (right), president of Stop and Shop's New England division, has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Don Sussman, president of the retailer's New York Metro division, has been named to the position on an interim basis.

"We wish Joe all the best," spokesperson Tracy Pawelski told Supermarket News. "We are fortunate to have a strong leadership team at Stop & Shop New England that is well-positioned to continue to drive the strategy that is already in place."

Kelley became president of the division in 2012, and prior to that had been CEO of Marsh Supermarkets. He also served as an executive for Price Chopper, A&P, Bozzuto's and Adams Hometown Markets. His departure marks the third change of president for the division under COO James McCann, who took the job in 2013. He follows Anthony Hucker, who left his position as president of the Giant-Landover division in late 2013, and Rick Herring, who vacated the Giant-Carlisle division president role early in 2014. Story