Ahold Delhaize news

29 November 2013
In two separate developments, Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has announced initiatives that will extend its online offer to potentially attract new shoppers. Retailer to trial Bol.com order screen in-store Albert Heijn is said to have begun a trial of a Bol.com touch screen ordering point, through which shoppers can purchase books. The retailer will enable shoppers to purchase from a large ra...
28 November 2013
Retail is changing. It is more fluid and shopping often starts in the kitchen, through an app. Journeys are no longer predictive. They are increasingly iterative and retailers work hard to offer a seamless experience. As boundaries blur, apps are becoming a key weapon in the elusive search for loyalty. Grocery apps do not just allow for one-to-one communication with shoppers, they exist to mak...
19 November 2013
The online channel has attracted a lot of attention in the Netherlands since Albert Heijn’s strategic move to add Pick Up Points in late 2012. Two developments highlight how the channel is growing in importance in the market. Albert Heijn launches online-specific advertising campaign Albert Heijn has launched an advertising campaign to encourage shoppers to try online shopping, under the tag ...
14 November 2013
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced third quarter sales, saying that it generated net sales of €7.4 billion, down 3.1% on the Q3 2012, although up by 0.6% at constant exchange rates, and that it had agreed the sale of its business in Slovakia. Performance by market is mixed In its home market, Ahold said that it had seen net sales rise by 1.4% to €2.6 billion ‘ despite a 0.9% negative effec...
23 October 2013
The director of Ahold-owned Bol.com’s operations in Belgium, Jan Huysmans, in an interview with Retail Detail has discussed the outlook for that market’s online growth opportunities. Belgium’s online sales suffering from a ‘slow start’ Huysmans highlighted how online sales had grown slowly in Belgium, suggesting that a lack of supply was the main reason for this, rather than a lack of demand....
21 October 2013
Albert Heijn has announced two developments of its in-store offer in its home market of the Netherlands. Albert Heijn trials in-store sushi bar… In the first development, Albert Heijn has said that it is testing a fresh sushi bar in one of its Albert Heijn XL hypermarkets. The retailer has said that it will employ professional Japanese chefs to prepare 40 different varieties of fresh sushi fo...
10 October 2013
Ahold-owned, US-based Peapod has announced that it will partner with Chicago-based FarmedHere to enable local shoppers to buy fresh produce grown by the urban farmer. FarmedHere: an indoor, urban farmer According to the company, FarmedHere is the ‘only USDA Organic Certified aquaponic indoor growing system’ and will produce for Peapod salad mixes, baby arugula, basil and mint, amongst a range...
08 October 2013
Netherlands-based Ahold-owned Albert Heijn has announced that it will be launching a new Bonuskaart soon. Card to enable retailer to personalise offers The card will enable users to continue to gain personalised offers, if they activate it online. The requirement to activate the card comes after the retailer was encouraged to postpone its previous launch – in spring 2012 – due to shoppers’ pr...
17 September 2013
The Boston Business Journal reports how Netherlands-based Ahold is growing the physical presence of its Peapod subsidiary through the addition of a number of Pick Up Points in the US. Retailer adding further Pick Up Points Commenting on the addition of Pick Up Points in the US, Peapod’s director of marketing Peg Merzbacher said that it had been adding points at a rate of two to six stores a w...
09 September 2013
Albert Heijn is cutting prices on more than 1,000 products, in-store and online, as of Monday 9 September. Aim is to help customers in tough times The retailer has invested in price over the past year, as it saw increased promotional activity in the Netherlands. Given the increased competitive pressures in the market following Jumbo's takeover of C1000, Ahold is likely to have to be inc...