Ahold Delhaize news

16 June 2016
As Albert Heijn’s Selma Postma discusses the benefits of omni-channel shoppers to the retailer’s sales line, we look at initiatives from a range of retailers in the Netherlands’ online market that are driving the channel’s evolution for shoppers. Albert Heijn spotlights the benefit of the omni-channel shopper In a presentation at the Provada event in Amsterdam Albert Heijn’s general manager...
01 June 2016
As Netherlands-based Ahold announces first quarter results showing total sales rose 4.3%, 3.5% at constant exchange rates, to €11.8 bn, we look at the numbers and the initiatives driving growth. The numbers… Ahold reported that total sales rose 4.3% to €11.8 bn with growth across all its markets. In the US total sales increased by 4.0%, 3.0% at constant exchange rates, in the Netherlands th...
11 May 2016
Delhaize US, as part of separate developments, is looking to evolve its online and private label offers, adding to the recent announcements from Walmart, with its changing private label strategy, and a number of retailers in the country focusing on developing its ecommerce solutions. Food Lion to add Cha-Ching! private label… Local trade publication Supermarket News has reported how Delhaiz...
28 April 2016
As Ahold’s operations in the US and Netherlands reveal evolutions of their online offer, Albert Heijn launches a new tagline and Ahold US appoints a new EVP of merchandising, we round up news from the retailer. Bol.com CEO: ‘our business model is evolving’ In an interview with Belgium-based newspaper De Tijd , Bol.com’s chief executive, Daniël Ropers, has underlined how the retailer is mov...
27 April 2016
In this update, we look at what happened at retailers across the region in the first quarter of 2016, including investment plans, online developments, merger & acquisition activity and changes at the top. INVESTMENT PLANS & NEW STORES Poland • Carrefour is to launch 150 new stores with a focus on the convenience channel and invest €61m in store modernisation in 2016. • Jerónimo ...
20 April 2016
As Frans Muller talks to trade publication Retail Detail and the retailer’s operations in Greece, Luxembourg and Serbia announce investment plans, we look at how the company is developing ahead of its merger with Netherlands-based Ahold. Supermarkets to remain central to new retailer Speaking to Retail Detail, Muller highlighted the strength of the combined group’s supermarket format and ho...
20 April 2016
We round up some of the latest developments in the market, including Lidl's next phase of construction, Gomex's 2015 results and Delhaize's investment plans. Lidl: next phase of construction As it looks to develop its new presence in Serbia, Lidl has begun the construction of several sites, which are due to be completed by early October. The retailer, which already operates a store in t...
21 March 2016
Following speculation that one of the outcomes of the merger of Ahold and Delhaize could be a spin-off of the combined company’s US operations, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, in an interview in Netherlands-based newspaper Financieele Dagblad has said that it will instead be looking for growth opportunities. Ahold Delhaize to grow in existing states Once the merger has been completed, t...
17 March 2016
After a series of announcements from both companies about their potential merger, we look at the various steps that brings the combination of Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize a few steps closer. Belgian Competition Authority gives conditional approval Delhaize announced that the Belgian Competition Authority had conditionally approved the merger, but required that the ret...
10 March 2016
As the two retailers prepare to complete their merger in the second quarter, Ahold and Delhaize continue to invest in their operations in the US to sustain their banner’s recent positive performance in the country. Ahold US rolls out improved bakery offer… Following on from a successful trial, Ahold US has said it will roll out its redesigned and revamped in-store bakery offer to all its st...