CARLISLE, Pa., Dec. 21, 2018 – GIANT Food Stores today announced the promotion of Rebecca Lupfer, who currently serves as director of merchandise planning, to vice president, center store. In her new role, she will be responsible for managing and developing the merchandising strategy for the dairy, grocery, general merchandise/health and beauty care, frozen and non‐foods departments. She will report to John Ruane, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer for GIANT Food Stores.

“Rebecca is extremely accomplished and brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in multiple areas of the business to her new role,” said Ruane. “Rebecca is also a dedicated mentor, coaching other associates throughout the organization who want to develop their skills and grow their careers. She will be a valuable asset to our leadership team and help set the stage for our company’s continued growth.”

Lupfer began her career as a business process analyst with Ahold Financial Services in 2005 and held roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming the director of internal audit, professional practices. In 2016, Lupfer joined the Ahold USA merchandising team as portfolio lead, seasonal merchandising, a position she held until being named to her current role in January of this year.

Lupfer received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Penn State and a Master of Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College. She resides in Shermans Dale, Pa. with her family.


About GIANT Food Stores, LLC
GIANT Food Stores, LLC has more than 170 neighborhood stores and offers home delivery, online/mobile ordering, fuel centers, pharmacies, plus in-store nutritionists. Serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ nearly 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community. The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets and Peapod by GIANT. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

Christopher Brand
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