Monthly Archives: January 2009

New Year

Last week a reception in the Hague of the MInistry of Development Cooperation. All the guys and girls from the development scene were there. Mr. Joris Voorhoeve, former Minister of Defense, was speeching before me about all the ins and … Continue reading

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Obama!

Now, this was the day. We got up quite early to get to The Mall to see what was happening around the inauguration. And it was great! There booing, cheering, crying and all of that. Long lines for refreshments and … Continue reading

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Ghana Investors Advisory Council

Some years ago I was working from Ghana. I was stationed there for a few years to develop sustainable trade between suppliers in Africa and our operating companies in Europe. And that worked. One of my duties was to represent … Continue reading

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Zim2

With all of the noise surrounding the election results in Zimbabwe, we at Ahold find ourselves being questioned about our continuous presence in the country. We want to stand firm and make the right choices.Over all of the years that … Continue reading

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Going for Green

Yesterday we had some good news. Ahold USA came in second on the Greenpeace hit list for sustainable fishery. The team at Ahold USA has been working hard with the New England Aquarium to come to a more sustainable assortment. … Continue reading

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