Ahold Delhaize news

19 March 2015
In increasingly competitive environments, retailers and manufacturers are looking to offer innovative promotions in order to stand out from the crowd. In this article, IGD senior retail analyst Harriet Cohen highlights five of our favourite promotions from 2014, and those that we think are likely to extend into 2015. Har...
16 March 2015
As Netherlands-based Ahold looks to build on its successful operations in Belgium, the retailer has announced that it has opened its first three pick up points in the market and further adapted its range to local tastes. Building online skill and scale in Belgium As announced at its Online Event in the fourth quarter, Albert Heijn has opened its first three pick-up points in Belgium, extendin...
04 March 2015
As Ahold launches a new loyalty card and prepares for the launch of its online offer in Belgium, its chief executive discusses its existing online skill and scale in the Netherlands and its recently appointed chief executive for Albert Heijn in the Netherlands discusses his thoughts on how the retailer can move forward, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn’s new chief executive set...
03 March 2015
As Ahold US begins to implement the third stage of its ‘Project Thunder’ initiative, launches an international line of private label products and announces management changes, we round up the news from the retailer. ‘Project Thunder’ to see revamp of produce departments Ahold has launched the third stage of its ‘Project Thunder’ strategy, which will see it place a focus on ‘a comprehensive...
10 February 2015
As Ahold and Walmart further extend the reach of grocery ecommerce in the US, we review the prospects for the channel this year. Retailers extending the reach of their services Through its Giant-Carlisle and Peapod subsidiaries, Ahold has recently extended its grocery ecommerce service to the Harrisburg and York markets in Pennsylvania. This includes both home delivery and store pick-up,...
05 February 2015
As Ahold-owned Albert Heijn looks to build on the success of its 2014 fourth quarter results, we look at three recent developments and how the retailer is evolving its strategy to grow sales profitably across its bricks-and-mortar and online stores in 2015. Albert Heijn ‘XL’ brings new initiatives to the market Albert Heijn has reopened an XL store in Eindhoven, spotlighting a range of the ...
28 January 2015
As the DetailResult Groep announces the change of its chief executive, Sligro-owned EMTÉ launches a new app and the introduction of its ‘third’ generation store and Albert Heijn spotlights its new product developments to shoppers, we round up news from the market. New chief executive for DetailResult Groep DetailResult Groep has announced that René van Klooster will be standing down as chie...
27 January 2015
Netherlands-based, Ahold-owned Bol.com has announced a number of advances of its shopper-focused offer, including trialling the stock management of products for third party sellers, helping customers make more informed choices and enabling shoppers to log into the site with their fingerprint. Bol.com offers to take on logistics roll for third party sellers As part of its online strategy eve...
22 January 2015
With retailers in France, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands and UK, amongst others, having reported fourth quarter results or Christmas trading updates, Jon Wright takes a look at their performance and the strategic developments spotlighted by companies across Western Europe.       ...
15 January 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced fourth quarter results saying that consolidated net sales rose 7.9% – 2.6% at constant exchange rates – compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 to €8.1 billion. The retailer pointed to the continued strength of sales at its operations in its home market, where sales rose by 4.5%, aided by its online businesses Albert Heijn Online and bol.com. Promotional fo...