Following a late evening at the L’Oréal party the previous night, it was tribute to the inspirational speakers presenting on Day Three of the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit that the main plenary hall was full from first thing in the morning.
And with good reason. Ahold Delhaize chief executive Dick Boer kicked off proceedings in his last address at the Summit before retiring from the Dutch-based retailer, with a call for more collaboration among Forum members in order to address consumer health.
“When it comes to healthy, why are we not spending more money on prevention,” Boer said. “We are in the business of food, we can promote healthier food, healthier eating. We have to not only talk about it, but do it.”