Ahold Pioneer Albert Heijn Dies

Albert Heijn, the former president of Ahold and grandson of the founder of the Dutch supermarket chain that bears his name, died on Thursday at age 83, Ahold said.

AMSTERDAM — Albert Heijn, the former president of Ahold and grandson of the founder of the Dutch supermarket chain that bears his name, died on Thursday at age 83, Ahold said.

Heijn, along with his brother Gerrit-Jan, led the transfomation of Ahold from a small supermarket chain to a major international retailing group. “He created a grocery empire on the deceptively simple premise that doing what is right for the business starts with doing what is right for the customer,” Ahol

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