Ahold Delhaize news

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...
27 May 2015
As Ahold US launches ‘Limited Time Originals’, Delhaize completes the redesign of its ‘My Essentials’ brand in the US and Carrefour updates its gluten-free range of private label products in Spain, we look at some of the recent private label developments occurring globally. Ahold US introduces limited time private label Ahold USA has announced that it has launched a new range of private lab...
27 May 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced first quarter results saying that sales rose by 1.4%, at constant exchange rates, to €11.3 billion, driven by the strength of its Netherlands operations, which includes stores in Belgium and Germany. Net sales rise strongly in the Netherlands Ahold said that net sales rose by 5.7% to €3.75 billion, aided by identical store sales growth of 2.5% and compa...
12 May 2015
Away from the retailer’s continuing discussions with Delhaize about a possible merger, Ahold-owned businesses in the Netherlands and US announce a number of management changes, its chief executive for the Czech Republic says that its operations in the country will be profitable soon, and its online Peapod subsidiary expands its coverage, we round up the news from the retailer. Ahold Czech Republ...
12 May 2015
Ahold and Delhaize Group have confirmed that they have begun preliminary discussions that could lead to a merger of the two groups. The merger would create a retailer with revenues of around €60bn and 6,600 outlets, with c.57% of revenues generated and a third of stores in the US. Indeed, US operations could potentially benefit most from this move. Synergies in the US as retailers approach dea...
05 May 2015
As Netherlands-based Ahold’s US operations update the look and feel of its stores and looks to trial a new, fresh-focused format, we round up news from the retailer. Giant/Martin’s relaunches bakery offer Supermarket News has reported that Ahold’s Giant/Martin’s banner is looking to place the spotlight even more on one of the banner’s hero categories, bakery, through the updating of its...
22 April 2015
Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting last week, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, discussed its successful 2014 performance and looked at its medium term strategy for growth. We review five key points that stood out from the presentation. 1. Reshaping retailing strategy to remain In contrast to a number of other leading global retailers who have changed or been forced to adapt...
13 April 2015
In an interview with RP Online, Mathias Gehle, Albert Heijn’s MD for Germany, has said that the Ahold-owned Albert Heijn to Go chain is looking to add new stores in Germany in 2015 and will be looking to target convenient locations such as petrol stations, hospitals and universities. Expansion back on the agenda after slow start On the opening of the retailer’s first Albert Heijn to Go stor...
08 April 2015
As Ahold-owned Albert Heijn looks to spotlight its differences in its home market of the Netherlands, through its addition of ‘organic shop-in-shops’ and free delivery with its online offer, and the appointment of a president at its Stop & Shop New England division, we round up the news from the retailer. Albert Heijn opens 850 ‘organic stores’ Albert Heijn has opened a pop-up shop to spot...