Ahold Delhaize news

08 September 2015
As Google Express gets set to start testing a fresh foods and groceries delivery service in the US, we look at some of the key initiatives shaping this important growth channel. Adding fresh to help drive sales and profitability In an interview with Bloomberg , Google Express’ General Manager, Brian Elliott, spoke about plans to offer customers a broader basket of goods than is currently ...
03 September 2015
As Albert Heijn, SPAR and Poiesz launch new formats and store designs, there are changes in personnel at Vomar, Dirk and DekaMarkt and SPAR also runs a campaign to spotlight the strength of its private label ranges, we round up news from the country. SPAR opens first ‘University’ store… SPAR is set to add its first ‘SPAR University’ store in Eindhoven, in the city’s University of Technology...
02 September 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold is set to open a new, fresh-focused store in Boston’s Allston neighbourhood, under the 'Bfresh' brand, as a way to target local shoppers who are looking for value for money on key everyday needs. Food-focused store second from Fresh Format division The opening of the store, which was reported by Supermarket News, will see Ahold’s Fresh Format division add a natural,...
20 August 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced second quarter results, we review what the retailer has said through five of the key numbers that it released. 17.1%: Ahold’s sales growth globally In the second quarter net sales rose 17.1% to €8.7 billion, albeit by 3.1% at constant exchange rates. The retailer noted that it had enjoyed ‘a strong quarter’ and that it had been ‘pleased with the financi...
17 August 2015
As Ahold prepares to announce its second quarter results, we round up news from the retailer’s operations in the Netherlands that underline how it is innovating online and in-store as it looks to compete in the market by providing a differentiated offer that enables it to stand out from rivals. Albert Heijn launches meal box solution in the Netherlands… Looking to build on the success of si...
09 July 2015
As Ahold introduces a new digital magazine and Peapod relaunches its app to make the shopping process easier we update on the news from the retailer’s operations in the US. Ahold launches digital magazine ‘Savoury Fast, Fresh and Easy Mirroring the development and what it offers through its Allerhande magazine, Ahold US has announced that it is to launch a print and digital publication in t...
08 July 2015
As Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, discusses how the retailer could be bolder in its private label strategy and it continues to expand in Belgium, adding new elements into its stores’ design, we round up the news from the retailer. Flexibility with private label set to grow In an interview with NRC Handelsblad / De Standaard, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, has said that he feels th...
29 June 2015
As Albert Heijn enables shoppers to receive deliveries even earlier in the day, providing even more convenience, Ahold US appoints a new president at Peapod and Bol.com launches ‘same day collection’ of orders, we round up online news from Ahold globally. Albert Heijn extends delivery times in Netherlands In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn has announced that it has extended the hours for whic...
25 June 2015
We review the issue of consumer trust, the key theme which was discussed during the first day of the annual Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in New York. Highly trusted brands can drive growth and value creation With the conference theme set as ‘trust as a foundation for growth’, conference presentations from both outside and inside the industry explored the importance of the issue. Drawi...
24 June 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize have confirmed that they intend to merge, with the two retailers targeting a completion date of the middle of 2016. The retailers say that the merger will require regulatory clearances, but do not expect any issues. Ahold and Delhaize say that the combination of the businesses will create a retailer, to be called Ahold Delhaize, with more than...