Ahold Delhaize news

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% ...
13 August 2014
Following recent announcements, we round-up the online and store-based news from the Netherlands-based retailer. Albert Heijn set to add 10 click and collect points Adding scale to its existing Pick-Up points offer, Albert Heijn is set to open 10 new click and collect points in August. The retailer opened its first pick-up point in Q4 2012 and has expanded their presence slowly, with the 10 n...
23 July 2014
Ahold USA has announced that it has acquired Eastside Marketplace, an upscale supermarket in Providence, Rhode Island, while is Stop & Shop division launches a promotion focused on encouraging shoppers to buy locally. Ahold US to acquire Eastside Marketplace Ahold US has said that it has acquired Eastside Marketplace, an upscale supermarket, and intends to maintain the store under its current...
22 July 2014
As Netherlands-based Ahold appoints its first executive vice president of new formats in the US, we look at a range of stories from the retailer, including its piloting of a home-cooked meals service in its home market and on receiving conditional approval of its acquisition in the Czech Republic. Bhavdeep Singh appointed EVP of new formats In the US, Ahold announced that it had created a new...
26 June 2014
As Albert Heijn launches its ‘yard sale’, Detailresult Group announces its sales and Sligro launches a loyalty programme, we round-up news from the Netherlands. Detailresult Group sees sales rise slowly in 2013 Detailresult Group, which operates the Dirk van den Broek and Dekamarkt banners, has announced that sales rose slightly in 2013, to €1.94 billion, while net profit almost doubled to €2...
28 May 2014
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced first quarter results saying that sales had remained ‘ broadly flat ’, at €9.8 billion, ‘ impacted by low inflation and volumes under pressure ’. However, the retailer noted the strong growth it had enjoyed at its online stores in both the Netherlands and US. Ahold enjoys growth in Europe, but slight contraction in US The retailer said that by segment, ...
21 May 2014
After a raft of announcements, we round-up the news from Ahold-owned Albert Heijn and Bol.com that highlight how the retailer is aiming to maximise the online opportunity at both brands. Albert Heijn Belgium appoints new general manager Albert Heijn Belgium has announced that Luc de Baets will take over as general manager on 1 June 2014, succeeding Corné Mulders. Commenting on appointment, ...