Ahold Delhaize news

27 January 2023
Carrefour is trialling autonomous delivery robots in Belgium as it plans to expand through franchising. Meanwhile, Delhaize is partnering with startup Kazidomi to offer a range of sustainable and healthy products. Carrefour Belgium experiments with autonomous delivery robots… Carrefour Belgium reveals its testing a self-driving robot to deliver small online orders until the end of Spring. T...
22 December 2022
Albert Heijn and Jan Linders Supermarkets have entered into a cooperating agreement in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Jumbo scales back its City concept by converting stores to supermarkets. Jan Linders stores converted to Albert Heijn Jan Linders Supermarkets and Albert Heijn have announced a partnership which will see Jan Linders become an Albert Heijn franchisee. As part of the deal, the...
15 November 2022
I recently visited the Netherlands to see how retail is evolving and understand the latest trends within the market. Here I pull out what I learnt and why I believe the Dutch market stands out… My key learnings from our visits in the Netherlands: Digital is evolving in-store. Retailers are using screens to promote their own ranges as well as selling this advertising space to suppliers ...
09 November 2022
Ahold Delhaize reported Q3 results, saying net sales rose 9.1% at constant exchange rates, to €22.4bn, while like-for-like sales increased by 7.9%. Ahold Delhaize US: comparable sales +8.2% In the US, Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise to €14.7bn in Q3, an increase of 8.8% at constant exchange rates. Comparable sales (excluding gasoline) rose by 8.2%. It said its Food Lion banner continue...
10 August 2022
Ahold Delhaize shared its positive results globally as well its outlook for the rest of 2022. The US continues with it’s strong growth and Europe bounces back with better growth Q2. Key Figures: Q2 net sales €21.6bn (+6.4%) H1 net sales €41.2bn (+5%) Comparable sales growth in Q2 was +4.2% and H1 +2.7% US Q2 growth 7.7%, comparable sales at +6.4% Europe Q2 growth 4.2%, compar...
05 July 2022
Albert Heijn was recently voted the most sustainable supermarket chain the Netherlands for the sixth year in a row by the Sustainable Brand Index 2022. Over the past few months it has announced some impressive plans to help reduce it’s carbon footprint, provide healthier choices and eliminate waste. Albert Heijn leads the way for a plastic free Netherlands Albert Heijn have removed all disp...
16 February 2022
Ahold Delhaize saw its net sales rise 3.3% in 2020 in its 2021 financial year, driven by its operations in the US, where they increased by 3.6%, at constant exchange rates, versus 2.8% in Europe. The retailer benefited from a 53rd week in 2020, which if excluded, meant sales were up by 5.0% on a comparable 52-week basis. Net online consumer sales jumped by 38.2% to €10.4 bn during 2021, with t...
05 January 2022
Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is to expand its use of the Nutri-Score label on its private label products as it looks to support shoppers’ aim to lead more healthy lifestyles. Nutri-Score to be added to 6,000 private label products Albert Heijn will add the Nutri-Score to 6,000 of its private label products. The information will be provided at the shelf edge through electronic price tag...
05 January 2022
Carrefour’s largest franchisee in Belgium, The Mestdagh Group, has decided to terminate its master franchisee with the French retailer. As the contract’s notice period will last for a year, The Mestdagh Group will remain with Carrefour until 1 January 2023. Decision will see Mestdagh end exclusive partnership with Carrefour… Mestdagh, which operates about 90 Carrefour Markets mainly in Brus...
09 December 2021
As Ahold Delhaize expands its partnership with Instacart for express deliveries and its Giant Food banner adds non-food ranges online with Ship2Me, we look at how the retailer is innovating in the channel. Ahold Delhaize US extends reach of agreement with Instacart Ahold Delhaize US has extended the reach of its existing agreement with Instacart. The initiative means shoppers at all the ret...