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Olshenske Named Food Lion’s Store Manager Of The Year

Pictured from left to right: Greg Finchum, EVP of retail operations, Food Lion; Robin Olshenske Food Lion 2021 Store Manager of the Year; Meg Ham, president, Food Lion

Salisbury, North Carolina-based Food Lion has named Robin Olshenske as its 2021 Ralph W. Ketner Store Manager of the Year. Olshenske manages the store located at 1430 South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Olshenske was selected from a group of more than 1,100 store managers serving their neighbors across Food Lion’s 10-state operating area. 

Named after one of Food Lion’s founders, the Ralph W. Ketner Store Manager Excellence Award recognizes and honors exceptional store managers who enrich the lives of Food Lion’s customers, employees and the communities they serve. Honorees are also celebrated for successfully leading the business, supporting their teams and inspiring others. 

In recognition of Olshenske receiving this honor, Food Lion will donate 20,000 meals in her name to the Tabernacle of Meetings and The Father’s House, two feeding agencies in Myrtle Beach, through the retailer’s hunger relief initiative, Food Lion Feeds.

Robin Olshenske

“I am honored to represent more than 1,100 store managers who bring our brand, strategy and culture to life,” said Olshenske. “We want our customers to know they can count on Food Lion every day. Along my 10-year journey with Food Lion, I’ve been blessed to have worked with many amazing people. I appreciate everyone who has supported me and made me the leader I am today.”

“Our store managers are passionate about caring for their neighbors and setting them up for success in life,” said Meg Ham, president of Food Lion. “Each of these leaders is committed to the customers they serve, the associates they lead and the communities they support. I couldn’t be more proud to recognize this exceptional group of individuals and to thank them for everything they do. They are excellent representatives of our organization, our values and our commitment to nourishing the towns and cities we serve.”

Olshenske celebrated her 10-year anniversary at Food Lion in January. She began her career with Food Lion in 2012 as the assistant store manager of the store in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. She was then promoted to store manager at the Food Lion in Georgetown before transitioning to her current location, which she has led for the last four years.

Her store excels at implementing business initiatives, and she has developed strong partnerships with local schools, veterans’ organizations and other community partners.

In addition to Olshenske being selected as Food Lion’s Store Manager of the Year, four other store managers were recognized for exceptional leadership and honored as a 2021 Divisional Store Manager Excellence Award recipient. 

They included:

  • Central Division: April Ledford, Lincolnton, North Carolina;
  • Mid-Atlantic Division: Connie Dixon-Williams, Farmville, North Carolina;
  • Northern Division: Kelvin Grant, Waldorf, Maryland; and
  • Richmond/Norfolk Division: Danny Williams, Corolla, North Carolina.

Food Lion employs more than 82,000 associates. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has donated more than 900 million meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025.

Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize.

For more information, visit foodlion.com.

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