ESM: A Year In Retail – Ahold Delhaize: Taking The Lead, Issue 6, 2019
With its merger now complete, Ahold Delhaize is positioning itself for the future. ESM met Wouter Kolk, CEO of the group’s European and Indonesian business. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 6, 2019.
A lot done, more to do. That seems to be the mantra at Ahold Delhaize these days. With the integration process of the two former giants of European retail (Ahold and Delhaize) completed earlier this summer, now is the time to position the newly combined business for future growth.
For Wouter Kolk, the chief executive of Ahold Delhaize’s European and Indonesian operations, this means accelerating areas such as digital integration, empowering its workforce, and investing in its customer proposition, while also encouraging each of the group’s various businesses to adopt a leadership mindset.
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