Chris Lewis is Executive Vice President of Supply Chain for Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. Serving a portfolio of local grocery brands including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop & Shop, which collectively span 23 U.S. states and operate more than 2,000 stores, Retail Business Services leverages scale to drive synergies and provides innovative solutions, as well as industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies. Lewis oversees all supply chain services Retail Business Services provides to the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA, which operate some of the most extensive supply chain operations on the East Coast, including more than 1,000 trucks that travel more than 100 million miles annually and deliver over 1 billion cases to local brand stores. Lewis is responsible for supply chain strategy, distribution, transportation, third party contracts, logistics, demand management and supply chain continuous improvement.
Prior to taking on this role, he was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Delhaize America, where he oversaw the company’s distribution centers, transportation, logistics and demand management teams. Lewis played an integral role in merging the Ahold USA and Delhaize America supply chains into an integrated supply chain supporting the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. An experienced integration leader, Lewis also led the work to merge the supply chain operations for Hannaford and Food Lion, and while serving in an IT role, helped to form Delhaize America’s first shared service IT organization.
With a 30-year tenure with Ahold Delhaize USA companies, Lewis began his career in distribution at Hannaford, was selected as the first distribution leadership trainee, and went on to serve in numerous roles including Retail Operations Director, Vice President of IT Architecture, Vice President of Applications and SVP of Supply Chain.
Lewis attended the University of Southern Maine, focusing on leadership and organizational development. He lives in York Beach, Maine, with his wife, Nicole, and their three children. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling, anything on the ocean and following the kids’ many sports and activities.