Ahold Delhaize news

22 August 2017
Ahold Delhaize's Giant Food of Landover chain has broadened its partnership with sustainability research organisation HowGood. This follows a pilot at Giant stores in Baltimore-Washington and will be expanded to all Giant stores in the future. 250,000 products rated 'good, great, best' HowGood has developed the world's leading database on sustainable food ratings for over 250,000 product...
09 August 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q2 results, reporting that pro forma net sales increased by 3.4% to €16.0bn (up 1.9% at constant exchange rates). Q2 net profit increased by 68% to €355m, driven by savings from the merger between Ahold and Delhaize. Ahold: USA & Netherlands drive growth, Czech flat performance Within the Ahold side of the business, growth was driven by operations in the USA ...
25 July 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn introduces an AR product scanner, Sligro reports its first half results and Coop extends its delivery reach. Albert Heijn introduces AR product scanner Albert Heijn is introducing an AR product scanner app, offering ‘all product information and inspiration at your fingertips’ . This is delivered through ‘augmented re...
25 July 2017
We share the latest news from Ahold USA including its 'Fresh Stories' promotional video campaign and Food Lion's new giveaway promotion. 'Fresh Stories' promotes suppliers with 14 million hits this year Ahold USA has launched a 'Fresh Stories' video campaign, profiling 30 profiles of fresh suppliers. These have been viewed over 14 million times in 2017 and are available on Stop & Shop...
13 July 2017
Online grocer Peapod has launched an Amazon Alexa skill called “Ask Peapod”. The skill enables owners of Amazon Alexa devices, such as Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot, to order their grocery shopping from Peapod through voice ordering via Alexa. Peapod’s full grocery store selection can be ordered on Amazon’s Alexa enabled devices. As well as adding and removing items in the cart, Alexa can reorder...
10 July 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn considers the supermarket of the future and prepares to trial checkout-free stores, while Jumbo bids for Sligro’s Emté business. Albert Heijn considers the supermarket of 2025.... As Albert Heijn gets ready to celebrate its 130th anniversary, it is considering the supermarket of 2025. Commenting on this, Albert Heij...
22 June 2017
We look at some of the key management changes at leading grocery retailers this week. Anthony Hucker takes the reins at Southeastern Grocers Southeastern Grocers, which operates the Winn-Dixie, BI-LO and Harveys chains, has announced the appointment of Anthony Hucker, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. This follows the resignation of Ian...
14 June 2017
In an interview with the German Retail Blog, the managing director of the AMS retailer alliance, Bert Swartsenburg, set out the prospects for the group’s expansion, amongst other elements. ‘Always interested to grow with new business partners’ Swartsenburg was asked about AMS’s relative size versus other retailer alliances, including the recent trend to partnerships between two retailers, s...
13 June 2017
We review the latest news from Ahold USA including Stop & Shop's partnership with Instacart and Food Lion's 'Summers Without Hunger' campaign. Stop & Shop partners with Instacart in Boston Ahold's Stop & Shop banner is partnering with delivery service Instacart to fulfil online orders in Boston. Users will now be able to use the Instacart platform with Stop & Shop products, with delivery ...
23 May 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Jumbo and La Place unveil a new concept store, PLUS launches express delivery and Albert Heijn offers specialty meat dishes. Elsewhere, retailers are adapting ranges and promotions to tackle food waste. Jumbo and La Place unveil new concept… Having acquired La Place last year, Jumbo is opening a new concept, ‘Food Markt City by Jumbo’ ...