Troubled retailer Ahold has denied a report in the Dutch press that 15% of regular shoppers at its flagship Albert Heijn stores were now going elsewhere.

However, UK-based chilled food group Geest noted in its interim results on Thursday that sales at its Vaco unit in the Benelux had been impacted by “reduced customer footfall” at Albert Heijn outlets in Holland.

The Financial Times reported that Ahold’s supervisory board might be forced to resign. A source told the paper that new personnel not associated with the financial scandals that have plagued the group since January were needed to restore investor and consumer confidence

Meanwhile, the Dutch group’s Brazilian chain Bompreco has posted heavy second quarter losses at its stores in the north east of the country.

Bombreco Bahia, which operates 49 of Bompreco’s 119 supermarkets and hypermarkets, revealed a loss of BRL28m compared to BRL7.8m last year.