Ahold Delhaize news

02 September 2013
Ahold is reportedly in discussions to sell its Slovakian business, according to Slovakian website Sme.sk.  Discussions between Ahold and J&T Group Discussions are reportedly taking place between Ahold and investment organisation J&T Group, which predominantly works with clients in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia. Slovakia is Ahold’s fourth largest market Slovakia is Ahold’s four...
29 August 2013
At IGD, we are keeping an eye on the online grocery channel around the world. Here, we take a closer look at the US market, including latest developments and innovative new retailers to watch. Online grocery is becoming a major priority for US retailers Although it is niche today, technology is empowering shoppers to transact anytime, anywhere, and a growing number of start-ups and tradit...
22 August 2013
Ahold has reported group sales growth of 3% (constant exchange rates) for the second quarter of 2013, with an increase of 2% in the US and 5.6% in the Netherlands. Strong performance in Netherlands Overall sales growth in the home market was supported by the inclusion of 22 former C1000/Jumbo stores, and further expansion into Belgium , where four new  Albert Heijn stores opened in Q2....
24 July 2013
In separate developments, Ahold-owned subsidiaries in the Netherlands –Bol.com – and US – Peapod – have advanced their digital capabilities to offer shoppers new online solutions. Peapod to sell ‘Local Farm Boxes’ in US Peapod has announced that, in conjunction with Harvest Moon Farms, it is going to offer shoppers the chance to purchase ‘Local Farm Boxes’ as part of a Community Supported A...
22 July 2013
In separate developments, Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has that it has made steps forward in relation to extending the reach of its Pick Up solution and through the broadening of its fresh offer. Franchisee opens Pick Up Point The retailer said that one of its franchisees, in the town of Panningen, had added a Pick Up Point at his store, which is open between 7.00 and 23.00, and lockers ne...
20 July 2013
IGD has launched a new look Retail Analysis service, which is easier to use and adds new functionality and benefits. You'll notice new features across the site - but here are our three favourites. 1. A new, insight-rich home page You've probably seen this one already. We've brought together more of our news onto our homepage, and added in more information about our latest, must-see insig...
17 July 2013
Ahold has announced plans to open a Pick Up Point at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, building on its growing expertise in meeting shoppers' digital shopping needs. Solution to help shoppers returning from holiday Albert Heijn said that people going on holiday can order before they go and pick up the goods as they return home. The solution will work like the retailer’s other Pick Up Points...
11 July 2013
Ahold makes two announcements in relation to its operations in the US. Retailer appoints SVP of brand management and own brands First, Ahold USA has appointed Juan De Paoli as senior vice president of brand management and own brands. The retailer said that De Paoli, who started on 8 July, will be in charge of brand management and the strategic development, growth and execution of Ahold USA’...
05 July 2013
In an interview with McKinsey, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, discusses the retailer’s approach to its online operations, while in its home market the retailer has launched a new version of its successful mobile app Appie. ‘Give customers multiple ways to do their shopping’ In a wide ranging discussion, Boer said that he believed retailers needed to be able to enable shoppers to purchase...
03 July 2013
Supermarket News reports that Ahold-owned US-based Peapod has unveiled QR-enabled billboards on the sides of delivery trucks. Delivery trucks to be taken to ‘summer gathering spots’ The roll out of QR-enabled delivery trucks will enable shoppers to use their smartphones to order products from a select number of suppliers, once they have downloaded the free PeapodMobile app . The retailer w...