Ahold Delhaize news

23 January 2017
One month into the new year, several major retailers, including Loblaw, Target and Southeastern Grocers, have made changes to their leadership teams. Sarah Davis takes responsibility for day-to-day operations at Loblaw Following the appointment of George Weston as Chairman and CEO of George Weston Limited, Loblaw’s parent company, Sarah Davis has been appointed as President at Loblaw, with ...
19 January 2017
Announcing its first set of fourth quarter results, Ahold Delhaize has said that on a pro forma basis and adjusting for the impact of a 53rd week in 2015, its new sales rose 2.8% to €15.51 bn. The retailer’s strong performance was driven by dynamic growth in the Netherlands, where they rose 7.5%, at Delhaize America, up 3.8%, and globally through the online channel, where net consumer sales i...
18 January 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize including new appointments, work on 'digital transformation' , the sourcing of niche suppliers and the trial of sustainable shelf tag ratings. Key new appointments… Roger Wheeler has been appointed as president of its shared services division, which will be known as Retail Business Services. Wheeler will report to Kevin Holt, COO of Aho...
10 January 2017
We highlight the key trends and  top retail-relevant innovations we spotted at the world’s leading consumer electronics show. While a broad range of technologies are covered as part of the event, many of them have direct relevance for the food and grocery industry including the connected home, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, health and wellness trackers and automated transportation. F...
02 January 2017
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the premier event for businesses focused on consumer technologies. With exhibitors ranging from some of the world’s leading companies in this space to innovative start-ups, a broad range of technologies will be on show, with many products unveiled for the first time. With this event becoming a key part of the retailing calendar, and an impor...
28 December 2016
With our team of analysts visiting over 20 countries in 2016, we’ve identified the top stores you should visit in the year ahead to see some of the key trends shaping format development in the sector: The development of new offers and services Investment in new channels  The re-purposing of space to ensure the future relevancy of existing stores Here’s our second insta...
13 December 2016
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize held a Capital Markets Day for institutional investors and analysts in which it set out elements of its strategy as a combined company. We look at three things that we learned from the day as it set out its ‘ Better Together Strategy ’. The company said that it was building from strong foundations as it prepared for the future, aided by great local brands in a...
25 November 2016
As PLUS and Dirk van den Broek roll out new store designs and SPAR announces it will open stores on petrol forecourts, we round up news from the country. PLUS continues to evolve store design PLUS has opened a new store in Abcoude that has seen it adapt the journey shoppers take through it. The store opens with the produce department, with its bakery range, which used to placed at the front...
17 November 2016
Ahold Delhaize has announced third quarter results saying pro forma net sales rose by 2.6%, 2.9% at constant exchange rates and by 3.3% excluding gas, to €14.5 bn. The retailer highlighted its on-going strong growth online, but noted how on-going deflation in the US had held back its overall performance in that market. Deflation overshadows growth in US Ahold Delhaize reported its US-based ...
10 November 2016
As subsidiaries in the Netherlands and US launch new online and digital initiatives, we round up developments from the retailer. Albert Heijn trials online community initiative Local trade publication Distrifood reports that Albert Heijn has set up an online community for selected shoppers at its recently opened XL store in Purmerend. Albert Heijn’s head of external communications, Menno va...