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CARLISLE, Pa. -- Giant Food Stores, LLC here has appointed Chris Kukay to the position of v.p. of meat. In his new role he will manage all aspects of meat sales, profitability, earnings, and images. Most recently, Kukay headed a special store format project team for Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop Supermarkets. Both Giant Food Stores and Stop & Shop are Ahold banners.
Kukay will report to s.v.p. of perishables Jodie Daubert, and will work with Rick Waite, Giant's current v.p. for meat and seafood, who plans to retire later this year. It has not yet been announced who will succeed Waite as v.p. of seafood.
Since joining Ahold in 1999, Kukay has held several positions at Stop & Shop, including meat specialist, meat buyer, category manager of meat, senior director of seafood and procurement, and v.p. of meat and seafood procurement. In 1993 he won an Ahold fellowship to attend the International Business Program at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands.
Giant Food Stores operates stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia under the Giant Food Stores, Martin's Food Markets, and FoodSource banners.