As senior vice president of operations for the Stop and Shop New England Division, Stacy Wiggins oversees the operations, financial performance and many merchandising aspects for 213 stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut. She also is responsible for ensuring the effective execution and rollout of all company initiatives and the creation and execution of competitive intrusion strategies. Wiggins has more than 23 years’ experience in the retail sector. Prior to joining the Stop & Shop New England division, she held various executive positions at several Ahold USA divisions, including regional vice president of operations for Giant-Carlisle and regional vice president of operations for the Stop & Shop Metro division. Earlier in her career, she worked in various managerial positions, each with increased responsibility, at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where she began her retail career as an hourly associate at a store in Mechanicsburg, Pa. A veteran of the United States Army, Wiggins was named by Progressive Grocer as one of the Top Women in Grocery in 2011 and 2013. She recently served on the New Jersey Food Council Board of Directors and is a former member of the Delaware Food Council and the Salisbury, Md. Chamber of Commerce.