Ahold announces discussions with Coalition of Immokalee Workers on joining Fair Food Program
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Author: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
"Big news out of Ahold’s shareholder meeting in Amsterdam, with more to come…",
Ahold is the Dutch parent company to several major US grocery chains, including northeastern supermarket icons Giant and Stop & Shop...The video [on this site] is from Ahold CEO Dick Boer’s opening remarks, in which he broke the news that Ahold representatives and the CIW have been in talks and that those talks appear to be headed toward a productive conclusion...Lucas Benitez, representing the CIW, spoke later at the meeting, during the question and answer session, to confirm Mr. Boer’s comments: "I am happy to be able to report that we recently entered into serious discussions with company representatives about Ahold joining the Fair Food Program and we hope and believe that those talks will lead to an exciting new partnership in the near future, one that will, with Ahold’s leadership, benefit all relevant stakeholders in Ahold’s tomato supply chain."