Ahold Delhaize news

28 February 2014
Following Ahold’s confirmation of its fourth quarter and annual results statements, the retailer has updated its plans for its online offer in both the Netherlands and US. 2013 results point to ‘ true omni-channel business ’ In the company’s annual results statement it said that its implemented strategy is enabling it to build ‘ a true omni-channel business' . Its sales performance had been b...
26 February 2014
We review strategic online developments from Ahold, Louis Delhaize and Tesco. Cora expands range of non-food products available online Louis Delhaize-owned Cora has announced that it expanding the range of goods it makes available online, launching a new website called Corastore, which will sell white goods and consumer electronics. The retailer said that orders can be picked up one of its 11...
20 February 2014
Ahold-owned, online operations in the Netherlands have announced changes to their branding. AH.nl to be phased out The first announcement came in relation to the rebranding of the Albert.nl online store, which will use the AH brand in future. Although the online store will be renamed, the Albert name will not disappear completely as the delivery vehicles will carry it until they are replaced....
13 February 2014
While there is an expectation that grocery retailers will be driving sales of flowers, confectionery, greeting cards and novelty gifts this week for Valentine’s Day, the focus is now much broader as they look to drive sales uplifts through a broad range of categories. Focus on the bakery for sharing treats A series of store visits in the US last week, demonstrated how retailers were gearin...
30 January 2014
In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn is set to expand its AH Basic private label range, while Detailresult Group is rumoured to be about to enter the convenience market. Albert Heijn to expand entry level private label range Albert Heijn has announced that over the coming months it will be adding 100 new products to its existing range of 400 AH Basic products. Launched in April 2013, the AH Basic...
16 January 2014
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced fourth quarter and full year results. At the same time the retailer also announced a number of organisational changes in Europe. Consolidated sales contract in Q4 The retailer said that during its fourth quarter it generated consolidated net sales of €7.5 billion, a decrease of 1.1% on the previous year at constant exchange rates. In the US fourth quarter...
08 January 2014
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced new initiatives to drive further growth in online grocery retailing in its home market and in the US. Retailer builds scale through Pick Up Points Ahold announced that it added its 120th Pick Up Point by the end of 2013, as part of its global target to triple online food sales by 2016. The majority of the points are in the US and co-located with its brand...
29 December 2013
To stimulate your thinking for 2014, six of our analysts have selected their favourite small stores of the past year. 7-Eleven (Jakarta, Indonesia): mixing convenience and leisure Laura May, Business Analyst – Asia In this exciting grocery market 7-Eleven has expertly tailored its format to suit the needs of Jakarta’s busy, young and digitally switched on shoppers. Foodservice is centra...
18 December 2013
In separate developments in its home market of the Netherlands Ahold is enabling shoppers to plan routes in-store through a tie up with Google Maps, while its chief financial officer, Jeff Carr, discussed its online strategy. Ahold to enable shoppers to plan routes in-store As part of the launch of Google Maps’ Indoor Maps database, which enables people to plan routes inside buildings, Ahol...
12 December 2013
In an interview with US-based Supermarket News, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, said that the retailer’s ‘Reshaping retail’ strategy was ‘progressing as planned’ despite economic headwinds. Online growing in importance Boer said that ‘ Connecting the customer is the most important thing supermarkets can do ’ and highlighted how Ahold was investing in online shopping, through its Peapod su...