Ahold Delhaize news

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...
10 September 2014
As Ahold adapts the way it operates online in the Netherlands and US, we round up news from the retailer and its subsidiaries Bol.com and Peapod. Bol.com enables Belgian retailers to sell through its site Mirroring the strategy it took in its home market, which has seen 10,000 resellers sign up, Bol.com has opened its site to third party retailers based in Belgium. Merchants benefit from be...
03 September 2014
In a set of interviews with Supermarket News , Ahold US's chief operating officer, James McCann, set out how Ahold's global 'Reshaping Retail' strategy is informing the US's 'Project Thunder' to drive change at the retailer and enable it to better compete in its local markets. We set out the five key points made by McCann in the interviews about the strategies Ahold US is employing and will us...
03 September 2014
As Poiesz acquires stores from Jumbo, SPAR runs a promotion to highlight its private label and the online channel becomes even more competitive in the Netherlands, we round-up news from the market. Poiesz acquires stores from Jumbo Regional chain Poiesz has purchased five stores from Jumbo, four of which are branded C1000 Jumbo acquired previously and one Jumbo store. Poiesz said that it wil...
21 August 2014
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced second quarter results saying sales contracted by 1.1% at constant exchange rates to €7.4 billion with the timing of Easter and investment in price affecting performance. Overview of results By segment, Ahold said: Ahold USA : Sales contracted by 1.7% at constant exchange rates to €4.4 billion. Identical store sales (excluding gas) fell by 1.8% ...