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Ahold Delhaize Services Unit Saluted for Supplier Diversity

Award demonstrates that it is accomplishing its 'goal of continuing to engage and empower diverse suppliers'
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Photograph courtesy of Ahold Delhaize

Retail Business Services LLC has been awarded Supplier Diversity Team of the Year, an honor given by the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) to an organization or professional exhibiting outstanding efforts to increase supplier diversity.  

The services company subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to Ahold's local brands that include well-known names such as Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, as well as the country’s largest online grocery retailer, Peapod. Retail Business Services specialties span information technology, merchandising and marketing services, private brand and pharmacy services.

“We’re deeply appreciative of this award,” said Cheryl Smith, manager of supplier diversity for Retail Business Services. “We believe that our suppliers should represent the great diversity of customers that shop at Ahold Delhaize USA’s local brands’ stores. This award demonstrates that we’re accomplishing our goal of continuing to engage and empower diverse suppliers, and of that we’re very proud and honored.” 

Smith accepted the award at CWE’s Women’s Business Leadership Conference in Framingham, Mass.

“Retail Business Services has been and continues to be an integral part of our network to further supplier diversity in New England and nationally,” said Gaby King Morse, president and CEO of the Center for Women & Enterprise. “They are committed to developing mutually beneficial and successful partnerships with diverse suppliers. We are proud to recognize Retail Business Services for their efforts by presenting them with the CWE Supplier Diversity Team of the Year award.”

This past spring Ahold Delhaize was given WGB's 2019 Grocery Business of the Year award.

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