Hannaford makes management changes, names new president

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, at 10:35 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 10, 2012, at 11:52 a.m.
Brad Wise, who began his career at Hannaford in 1985 as a retail management trainee, was named president of the grocery chain on Dec. 10, 2012.
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Brad Wise, who began his career at Hannaford in 1985 as a retail management trainee, was named president of the grocery chain on Dec. 10, 2012.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — There has been a management shake up at Hannaford.

The Scarborough-based grocery chain, which has 181 stores throughout the northeastern United States, today announced Brad Wise will take over as president.

Wise will replace Beth Newlands Campbell, who is taking a new position as president of Food Lion, Hannaford’s sister company based in Salisbury, N.C., Hannaford spokesman Michael Norton told the Bangor Daily News.

Wise was formerly senior vice president of human resources for Delhaize America, the parent company of both Hannaford and Food Lion. His new position is effective immediately, Norton said.

In addition, Wise will also become president of Sweetbay Supermarkets, another Delhaize chain based in Tampa, Fla.

Campbell’s move and Wise’s promotion are a result of management decisions made by Delhaize America’s new CEO, Roland Smith. Smith took over his role at Delhaize America about six weeks ago, Norton said. Smith is the former CEO of Wendy’s.

Wise, a Gorham resident, began his career at Hannaford in 1985 as a retail management trainee, according to a media release. He served in various roles at the grocery chain during his career, including store manager and vice president of retail operations for Hannaford’s eastern region. Wise has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Maine.

Newlands Campbell, who began her career at Hannaford in 1987 as a retail management trainee, was named president of Hannaford in February 2010. She will now become the new president of Food Lion, which is bigger than Hannaford with nearly 1,200 stores in 10 states. A current resident of Cape Elizabeth, she will relocate to North Carolina, according to a media release.

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