Meg Ham has been appointed president of Food Lion, company leaders announced Oct. 30. Ham succeeds Beth Newlands Campbell, who is reportedly leaving Food Lion for professional and personal reasons. Ham, currently president of Bottom Dollar Food, will begin her new role on Nov. 1.
“We are extremely pleased to tap into internal talent to ensure a seamless transition of Food Lion operations to Meg Ham,” said Kevin Holt, CEO of Delhaize America. “I have full confidence in Meg to continue to lead Food Lion’s transformation and to deliver on the company’s Easy, Fresh and Affordable…You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day strategy to enhance the customer shopping experience. Meg has an extensive retail operations and merchandising background with a strong focus on the customer experience and associate engagement.”
As president, Ham will lead all Food Lion banner operations, including strategic direction, financial performance, product assortment, pricing, customer service and marketing. She will continue to report to Holt.
“I’m honored to take on this new role at Food Lion, a company that I have been passionate about for many years,” said Ham. “I look forward to maintaining our positive momentum at Food Lion by continuing to deploy our new strategy, serving our customers well and caring for our communities through Food Lion Feeds.”
Previously, Ham served as president of Bottom Dollar Food. She joined Delhaize America in 1988 and has held a wide range of leadership roles at both Food Lion and Hannaford.