Ahold Delhaize news

16 November 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize in recent quarterly results statements have said that they continue to work towards completing their planned merger in the middle of 2016. As part of the planning the two retailers have announced additional members of the Executive Committee, the layer just below the board. Ahold to account for majority of Executive Committee members The ...
11 November 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold saw net sales rise by 1.7% at constant exchange rates, including gas, to €8.44 bn, enjoying growth at all its operations. The results saw Ahold highlight the importance of its performance in the fresh category and online in both its home market and in the US. Identical sales up 1.8% in US Although at constant exchange rates net sales contracted by 1.4% to €5.2 bn, wi...
09 November 2015
We look at how Walmart and Ahold are using one of the latest connected devices to make it easier to shop for groceries online. Seamless integration to check for online availability Hiku Labs has recently integrated online grocery shopping services in the US from Walmart and Ahold’s Peapod with ‘hiku’. This is a scanning and voice-enabled shopping button which customers can use to shop fo...
04 November 2015
In our city feature series, Retail Safari, we highlight some of the best stores we have visited in European and North American cities. Following our first two features on Vancouver  and Amsterdam , we’re shifting our focus to Boston, a city where the grocery retail landscape demonstrates influences from both continents. Stewart Samuel, Program Director at IGD Canada, shares his pick of the stor...
29 October 2015
As Vomar trials an offer to spotlight its quicker queueing times, Etos opens a new style store in Amsterdam, Albert Heijn sets out to add healthy checkouts in 100 stores and EMTÉ launches a collectables promotion with FC Twente, we round up news from the Netherlands. New style Etos store opens in Amsterdam Ahold has opened its first updated Etos store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam, re...
29 October 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold has partnered with startup accelerator Startupbootcamp for a three year period. The retailer has said the partnership will enable it to share in the network’s e-commerce programme and see trends and innovations as they emerge. Partnership to help support Ahold’s online development In 2015 Ahold is the online market leader in the Netherlands, where it has both grocery...
28 October 2015
We look at how Ahold US continues to innovate with its private label ranges, while investing in price to remain competitive and expanding its new fresh-focused bfresh banner. Ahold US expanding, with existing and new banners As part of separate initiatives, Ahold US has opened its second bfresh store, in Fairfield, Connecticut, and begun the conversion of the 25 A&P stores it has acquired,...
14 October 2015
As Albert Heijn looks to streamline its operations and limit costs, while also evolving and advancing its online offer to compete in the Netherlands, we look at a range of initiatives the retailer has implemented recently. Albert Heijn launches ‘Community’ site As part of its initiative to engage with shoppers, Albert Heijn has launched an online site ‘AH Community’. The retailer has said t...
09 October 2015
.style1 { text-align: right; } In our city feature series, Retail Safari, we highlight some of the best stores we have visited in European and North American cities. Following Vancouver, we’re shifting our focus to across the Atlantic to Amsterdam, highlighting five key grocery attractions in the Netherland’s largest city. Gavin Rothwell, Retail Insights Manager, and Jon Wright, EMEA Research...
08 September 2015
Metro Group has entered a strategic partnership with Alibaba Group to promote business in China’s rapidly growing e-commerce market. According to the agreement, Metro Group is launching its official flagship store ( metro.tmall.hk ) exclusively on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform offering a range of German products to the Chinese consumer. China - key e-commerce market for Metro Group...