SCARBOROUGH, ME. — Beth Newlands Campbell has been promoted to president of Hannaford Supermarkets. She assumed the post on Feb. 1.

Formerly an executive vice-president at Hannaford, Ms. Newlands Campbell led the creation and implementation of Hannaford’s business strategy. "Beth is an absolutely outstanding retail and community leader," said Ron Hodge, chief executive officer of Delhaize America Operations. "She will lead Hannaford in strengthening its bonds with customers around value, health and ease in their shopping experiences."

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 171 stores under the Hannaford Supermarket and Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy names.

More than 20 years ago, Ms. Newlands Campbell joined Hannaford Supermarkets as part of its retail management training program. She learned food retailing and the art and science of leading people at more than 15 Hannaford Supermarkets early in her career.

She sees a strong connection between community leadership and leadership in food retailing. She led the United Way of Greater Portland's community campaign in 2008 and serves on its board. Her other community commitments include service on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Portland, MaineHealth and the Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center. She also is a member of the International Women's Forum of Maine and Cornell University's Undergraduate Business Program Advisory Council.

A native of Pittsford, N.Y., Ms. Newlands Campbell attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She graduated from Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a degree in business management and marketing from the Food Industry Program.