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New Giant/Martin’s president to take the helm in January

Nick Bertram will be appointed as the new Giant/Martin’s president in January 2018. Tom Lenkevich, who has been Giant/Martin’s president since 2014, is retiring at the end of the year. Bertram is currently the senior vice president of merchandising at Ahold USA.

“I am confident that Nick’s experience and knowledge will make his transition into the president’s role a smooth one,” Kevin Holt, chief operating officer of Ahold USA, said in a press release. “Nick has been a key architect of our commercial strategy and a leader in the ongoing work to create brand-centric organizations that puts the customer at the center of all we do.”

Bertram has more than 20 years of retail experience, including several years at Ahold USA, which he joined in 2013. Prior to Ahold USA, Bertram oversaw store operations for Jewel-Osco across Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.

In addition, Bertram previously served as senior vice president for Supervalu and held other store operations positions of progressing responsibility with Walmart in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“I want to thank Tom for his leadership over the past few years at Giant/Martin’s and wish him well on his retirement,” continued Holt. “Tom helped to raise the bar on the importance of both customer service and associate engagement.”