APS 18 preview: Bakker Barendrecht GM shares rare insights on procurement for Albert Heijn

We’ve been fortunate to have the engagement of the largest food retailer in the Netherlands, Albert Heijn, ever since the launch of our Amsterdam Produce Summit event. In the inaugural year, Said Belhassan, who was then the VP Merchandising & Sourcing Fresh at Albert Heijn, joined our Thought-Leader Panel, and last year, Michiel van Zanten, who was then the Senior Sourcing Manager, Strategic Sourcing Fresh for Albert Heijn, filled the chair. This year, we are excited to have the chair filled by Maarten van Hamburg, the General Manager of Albert Heijn’s service provider, Bakker Barendrecht (Ridderkick, The Netherlands), the strategic partner for getting fresh produce through the supply chain and onto the shelves.