Stop & Shop's Dutch Owner Shares How International Retailers Find Success in the US

Ahold Delhaize's CEO said that community is key

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LONDON—Stop & Shop may be a mainstay in the northeast part of the United States, with nearly 400 locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island—but the grocery store’s parent company, Ahold Delhaize, is located far from its American locations, in the city of Zaandam in the Netherlands, just across a canal from Amsterdam.

Frans Muller, the CEO of Ahold Delhaize, spoke at the Financial Times’ Future of Retail summit in London earlier this month, about how the company has found success in a country that’s notoriously difficult for foreign retailers to break into.



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