Giant Food president Anthony Hucker will resign

Giant Food's president, Anthony Hucker, will resign effective Friday after two years at the helm of the Baltimore area's biggest supermarket chain, Ahold USA announced Monday.

The company, the parent of Landover-based Giant, said Hucker is stepping down "for another opportunity."

Bhavdeep Singh, executive vice president of operations for Ahold USA, will oversee Giant on an interim basis. Giant runs 169 supermarkets in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington.

During his time leading the division, Hucker oversaw construction of several new stores; negotiated on behalf of the company to reach agreement on a new contract for unionized cashiers, meat cutters and produce and deli workers and advocated for store food drives to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.

He previously worked as a food retail stock analyst, a member of the start-up team for Aldi/Trader Joe's in the United Kingdom and a Walmart business development executive.

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