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Ahold Delhaize

What if the lion lays down with the lamb… and just tries to eat it?

In the recent merger between Ahold and Delhaize (owner of the Food Lion and Hannaford grocery chains), the jury is still out on whether Ahold’s commitment to the Fair Food Program will pull Delhaize up, or Delhaize’s outdated approach to social responsibility will drag Ahold down…Sometimes when one company merges with another, good things follow.  Greater size and market power provide an increased ability to pursue the principles that underlie the two companies’ brands and, if those principles are harmonious, the potential for doing good while doing well increases proportionally.  But that is not the only possible outcome.  When a company with […]

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