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Jumbo Names Ton van Veen As Temporary Chief Executive

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Dutch retailer Jumbo has named Ton van Veen as its temporary chief executive, following the stepping down of Frits van Eerd, the group said in a statement.

In his new role, van Veen, who until recently held the position of financial director at the group, will work closely with Colette Cloosterman-van Eerd, who has taken on the position of vice-chairman of Jumbo's Supervisory Board

Frits van Eerd recently stepped down from his role as Jumbo chief executive due to being named as a suspect in an investigation into money laundering and VAT fraud.

Management Changes

"The recent developments surrounding Frits have not left us unmoved," supervisory board chairman Karel van Eerd said in a statement. "Naturally, he will receive all the support and respect for the difficult decision to temporarily withdraw from the Jumbo management.

"We are confident that Ton, together with the management, will form a strong and close team and that they will lead our family business in a stable manner, especially in these socially and economically challenging times. We also attach great importance to the role of Colette, who forms the important link between the organisation, the Supervisory Board and our family.”

Supporting The Shopper

In its statement, Jumbo said that despite the internal challenges taking place within the group, its focus on the customer has remained unmoved.

'The interests of the customer are always paramount, especially now that household costs are under so much pressure in the Netherlands,' it said.

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