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Ahold Delhaize CEO: Physical Stores Aren't Going Anywhere

Published on Apr 13 2018 11:29 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Dick Boer / Ahold Delhaize / AGM / Paywall

Ahold Delhaize CEO: Physical Stores Aren't Going Anywhere

Dick Boer, the chief executive of Ahold Delhaize, has said that he "totally disagrees" with anybody that rules out a future for bricks and mortar stores, saying, "the more virtual the world becomes, the more need there is for the real world."

Boer was speaking at the Ahold Delhaize Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which took place earlier this week; the last time he would address the meeting, ahead of his impeding retirement this July.

"Some people say that they do not see a future for physical stores," Boer commented. "I totally disagree with this. Because stores still matter - and that will be the case in the future, too.

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