BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 11, 2012 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, is pleased to announce that Marcus Spurrell has joined as Senior Vice President Digital, a newly created role. Spurrell will direct all of Delhaize Group’s digital initiatives and ventures, including the implementation of its global digital strategy.
Pierre-Olivier Beckers, President and CEO of Delhaize Group, said: “Marcus brings us a wealth of experience in the digital area. He will provide leadership in establishing Delhaize Group as a best-in-class food retailer with respect to our digital strategy, implementation and measurement across all digital channels, including our websites, social networks, CRM, e-commerce, mobile and in-store.”
Marcus Spurrell joins us from adidas where he was responsible for the Global Center of Excellence for all eCommerce activities of the Group. In parallel, Marcus was responsible for the line management of all eCommerce Operations in Europe. Spurrell joined adidas in 2005 as Digital Marketing Manager for Asia, based in Hong Kong. In 2008 he was promoted to Global Head of Digital Marketing & eCommerce for Reebok International, based in Boston USA.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in eleven countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2012, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 365 stores. In 2011, Delhaize Group posted € 21.1 billion ($ 29.4 billion) in revenues and € 475 million ($ 661 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of June 2012, Delhaize Group employed approximately 158 000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).