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Outgoing Ahold CEO reportedly told a meeting of shareholders in Amsterdam that the company needs to have a better presence in nonfoods in order to maintain competitive viability.

“We need to extend our offer into non-food, we are starting to work on it. We will continue to work on that strategy," Moberg reportedly said.
KC's View:
This sounds sort of like a lame duck statement, especially in view of the Financial Times piece that suggests Ahold is likely to divest other operations now that it has sold its troubled US Foodservice subsidiary.

Getting into nonfood at this moment would seem to be something that should be fairly low on the priority list.