One of the more successful multinational food retailers to be found today is Koninklijke Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands. And part of that company's success may be found in the fact that it has moved beyond the realm of being a passive investor. It's now an active sponsor of a global business outlook that calls for conservative but effective intra-unit cooperation.
Ahold, incidentally, is the company of which Fritz Ahlqvist is executive vice president. Fritz Ahlqvist is also chairman