Ahold Delhaize news

10 November 2016
Calling an end to the Red Market banner, Ahold Delhaize has said the 13 stores under the brand will be converted to into independent AD and Proxy Delhaize store formats by the beginning of December 2016. The trial that never gathered pace Launched in 2009, Red Market has grown to operate from 13 stores, three in Flanders and 10 in Wallonia. The loss making chain has had a question mark over...
07 November 2016
Ahold Delhaize-owned chains in the Netherlands and the US have announced plans to expand their private label ranges in order to differentiate them from rivals. Albert Heijn adds exclusive Ron Blaauw range Albert Heijn has launched an exclusive range of ready to cook meals inspired by chef Ron Blaauw. The assortment includes meats and sauces and enables shoppers to prepare meals quickly and...
20 October 2016
Ahead of our first ever Food-to-Go Conference on November 22, we've been visiting specialists, convenience stores and supermarkets in US and Canadian cities to explore what we can take from the latest North American food-to-go best practice.  Here are some of our highlights: 1. When a coffee chain goes into fast food - Tim Hortons . Tim Hortons is a ubiquitous presence in Canada, selling vo...
20 October 2016
We look at the some of the key headlines from the US this week including new ecommerce initiatives, store remodels and new product development. Grocery ecommerce in accelerated roll-out mode This year the US grocery market has moved quickly from testing grocery ecommerce to a broader roll-out program. Although several retailers have had a presence in the channel for many years, including A...
12 October 2016
As Delhaize continues to evolve its online offer, drive improvements in its fresh ranges and looks to expand in Indonesia, we round up news from the retailer. Delhaize opens first Drive location Local trade press publication Gondola has reported that Delhaize has opened its first Drive at its supermarket in Overijse. Gondola quoted the store’s director, Bart Vandenbosch, as saying that the ...
06 October 2016
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize including the retailer's updated financial data following the merger, US leadership changes and the trial of Albert Heijn private label products in Delhaize in Belgium. Ahold Delhaize publishes combined financial data Ahold Delhaize has published pro forma combined financial information following the merger of the two businesses, which creat...
14 September 2016
After a number of developments of its private labels, we round up a range of initiatives from Netherlands-based Albert Heijn. Chief executive puts spotlight on private label Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive, Dick Boer, in an interview with Financieele Dagblad, has underlined why private label is important to the retailer, in that it can be more innovative than many A brands. Boer said that ...
13 September 2016
Ahold's aim for online is to increase sales to €2.5bn by the end of 2017. We look at how it has set its supply chain up for online success including mixing fulfilment options, providing great delivery flexibility, and strong operational processes. The merger with Delhaize represents a great opportunity to expand its online skill further and provides a ready-made base to expand its servic...
06 September 2016
After the announcement of the retailer’s separate second quarter results, Ahold Delhaize’s deputy chief executive and chief integration officer, Frans Muller, spotlighted the opportunity that digital and ecommerce provided the merged company. We look at some of the initiatives each is making online to drive growth. Peapod sees slowing sales, but not slowing demand In the company’s second qu...
05 September 2016
In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn has announced a number of developments online, which is seeing expand its skill and scale in relation to the ecommerce channel, marking it out as one of the region’s most innovative retailers. Innovating to maintain leadership In an interview with Emerce magazine, Albert Heijn online’s general manager, Selma Postma, outlined the retailer’s need to keep innov...