Ahold Delhaize news

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...
13 January 2015
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has launched a new private label brand, AH Biologisch (AH Organic), which the retailer has said will replace its existing AH puur & eerlijk (AH pure & honest) brand. The retailer has said that the new brand will see it introduce fresh packaging and ‘ considerably ’ expand the organic range. AH Biologisch to be spotlight in and out of store Albert Heijn has...
11 December 2014
Carrefour is launching a scheme in Belgium which matches prices with Ahold. We look at this and other news on recent price initiatives in some of Carrefour's European markets. Improving price perception in Belgium The price matching scheme is a local initiative, which will see two Carrefour stores pay customers five times the price difference if they find the same product cheaper at the ne...
10 December 2014
Only a month after Ahold held its Online Strategy Event , the retailer has taken a number of strategic steps to build its online scale in the majority of markets it operates in. Giant Food to add distribution centres at Metro stations in US Extending the reach of its fulfillment solutions was a key part of the ‘More customers, More places, More choices’ strategy covered at the strategy e...
18 November 2014
Having just returned from Netherlands-based Ahold’s online strategy event, we look at five key takeaways from a briefing where the retailer set out how it was aiming to grow its online consumer sales to €2.5 billion in 2017, from €1.4 billion in 2014. 1. Strategy to centre on ‘More customers, More places, More choices’ Ahold’s online strategy is set to be built on the mantra of ‘More custom...