The radical restructuring of Dutch supermarket chain Laurus was plunged into disarray this week after the sudden departure of project leader Peter Stuyts "for personal reasons" . Chairman Ole van der Straten admitted the programme to convert the chain's six store formats to the upmarket Konmar format had run into difficulties, with the rebadged stores failing to meet ambitious sales targets. Management at the chain's Super de Boer division are calling for his resignation. Van der Straten conceded that logistical problems had been overlooked in the rush to press on with the rebadging programme: "Initially, we jumped the gun and opened too may stores too quickly, paying too much attention to the conversion and not enough to the logistics of the restructuring." {{NEWS }}