Ahold Delhaize news

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...
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...