On November 10, 2016, Progressive Grocer recognized 44 Ahold USA and brand associates as ‘Top Women in Grocery’. This honor provides an inspiring example of how Ahold USA is living our promise to be a better place to work, for associates of all backgrounds.

Progressive Grocer is an online magazine that provides information, events, news and connections relating to the grocery industry. ‘Top women in Grocery’ has become the retail food industry’s women’s leadership recognition program.

Progressive Grocer selected the Ahold USA ‘Top Women in Grocery’ because they are helping create change within the industry, contributing to their communities, mentoring other associates, and leading important initiatives.

Sharing top tips and insights

The 44 associates were selected across three award categories - senior-level executives, ‘Rising Stars’ and store managers - with 14 attending a Gala Celebration and workshop. Bestselling author Robin Gerber hosted the workshop and shared, along with ‘Top Women’ industry leaders, ‘Tips from the Top’. The evening concluded with the ‘Top Women in Grocery Annual Awards’, recognizing the accomplishments of women across the industry.  

“The talent and professionalism of these dedicated women are an inspiration to all of us at Ahold USA,” said Kathy Russello, Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “The recognition of their accomplishments by Progressive Grocer is well-deserved, and we are fortunate to have them as members of our team.”