Ahold Delhaize news

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...
13 November 2014
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced third quarter results saying that net sales rose by 1.9%, 1.5% at constant exchange rates, to €7.47 billion. The retailer highlighted the ‘improved sales trend in the United States and the Netherlands’, underlining the positive effects of its focused strategic investment in-store and online in its key markets. Against this backdrop we take a look at the pr...
11 November 2014
As Group Lambrechts confirms its acquisition of bankrupt Huygehbaert, Ahold announces expansion plans and how it is relocalising its range for the market, we round-up the news from the market. Lambrechts acquires Huygehbaert from bankruptcy Locally-based Group Lambrechts, one of two licences for the SPAR brand in Belgium, has announced that it has acquired the operations of bankrupt retaile...
30 October 2014
As convenience continues to gain popularity in Western Europe we explore five key strategies driving growth and helping retailers create a point of difference. Focusing on Fresh Fresh remains a key area of focus for convenience retailers as customers continue to favour shopping little and often. Convenience operators are stepping up to this challenge, increasing their range and looking fo...
27 October 2014
In its two main markets, Ahold is employing innovative new initiatives to improve the shopping experience for customers. In the US Supermarket News reports how it is employing a virtual shopping simulation to minimise the impact of planogram changes on its supermarkets, while in the Netherlands new stores in Schiphol airport show how the retailer is evolving its offer. Ahold USA using virtual sh...
21 October 2014
In its in house magazine, AHA, as reported by Retail Detail, Albert Heijn has discussed how its Albert Heijn to go banner is driving product innovation in the Netherlands. Faster product development process initiated The article says that the banner is reacting to shopper needs by creating new products on a more regular basis and with the product development process – from conception to being...
23 September 2014
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced strategic developments at its operations in the US – with its Giant Landover chain launching a new value campaign – and in its home market – where it is expanding its range online and enhancing the offer through Bol.com. Giant Landover promotion highlights savings on offer The campaign is divided between highlighting the new everyday low prices availab...