Ahold Delhaize news

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, ...
30 April 2014
Following on from a number announcements and strategic initiatives, we round up news from Ahold-owned Albert Heijn as the retailer looks to enhance its online, digital and convenience offer for shoppers in the Netherlands. Loyalty card to offer greater personalisation In his speech to the company’s AGM, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, said that the introduction of the retailer’s new loy...
25 April 2014
Ahold has announced that it has made appointments to the Albert Heijn board and at Gall & Gall in its home market. Albert Heijn selects two directors The retailer said that it had appointed Marit van Egmond and Erik-Jan Mares to its board, following the reorganisation of its European operation in January. Marit van Egmond has been appointed SVP Merchandising & Sourcing Fresh and will lead foc...
14 April 2014
Following a number of announcements, we round up news about the retailer’s Netherlands-based banners. Albert Heijn opens new distribution centre for fresh Albert Heijn has signed a contract with Norbert Dentressangle to operate its new Shared Fresh (SFC) distribution centre, which will open during the second quarter of 2015. The SFC, which will be in Nieuwegein, will store a large volume of f...
11 March 2014
Ahold has entered into an agreement to acquire SPAR's stores in the Czech Republic. The agreement covers 50 stores, of which 36 are compact hypermarkets and 14 are supermarkets. Ahold sees "unique opportunity" Ahold believes the two companies have a natural fit, as the SPAR stores have a strong fresh assortment, are well-maintained and have excellent locations including Prague and Brno...