Retail Business Services Opens New Tech Office to Service Ahold USA Brands
QUINCY, MA - Ahold Delhaize recently announced the grand opening of its Retail Business Services’ technology office. Within the building there is an innovation lab that will provide tech services for Ahold USA's brands, including Stop & Shop in the Boston area. It will be manned by 200 IT associates.
“We’re proud to cut the ribbon on this new office, and continue to be an employer of choice and a good neighbor in the Quincy community,” said Roger Wheeler, President of Retail Business Services, in a recent press release. “Our business provides services to one of the largest grocery retail groups in the United States, and we’re rapidly growing as we support local grocery brands through a period of evolution taking place in our industry. This new space enables us to continue our trajectory of growth.”
The press release noted that Retail Business services is currently hiring for close to 70 information technology positions to be based in the new Quincy office and at Retail Business Services’ other East Coast and Chicago locations.
“We’re excited for this new space as we continue to expand our team,” said Paul Scorza, EVP, IT & CIO. “Whether it’s through our co-op program that brings college and graduate students into our innovation lab for six-month rotations, full-time hiring, or partnerships with start-ups, universities, and others, we’re always in the market for top talent to support our mission of creating the next generation of grocery retail.”
Retail Business Services also announced a new partnership with the Quincy Chamber of Commerce to support the organization’s Incubate Quincy 1400 (IQ1400) venture, which aims to make Quincy a destination for tech start-ups.
“This type of investment and growth is at the heart of our efforts to revitalize downtown Quincy, and we are thrilled about the potential of this new partnership with the Chamber of Commerce,” said Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch. “Companies like Retail Business Services are absolutely vital to the future of downtown Quincy, and I am deeply grateful for their continued investment in our community.”
Tim Cahill, President of the Quincy Chamber, added, “We are proud to partner with Retail Business Services on this exciting initiative. It will be a real boost for the emerging, tech start-up community we are developing at IQ1400 in Quincy Center.”
Will this new tech office give Ahold USA another competive edge? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.