Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn, a subsidiary of troubled Dutch retailer Ahold, is to cut one board position as part of a bid to trim down its corporate headquarters.


Albert Heijn will do away with the position currently held by Jeroen SMITS, who is responsible for merchandising and replenishment, Dow Jones International News reported, citing sources.


Smits’ responsibilities will be taken on by Sander van der Laan, currently responsible for marketing, the sources said.


Albert Heijn spokesman Hans Koeleman confirmed Smits’ position was to be eliminated as part of a plan to generate cost-savings and improve efficiency.