Ahold Delhaize news

24 January 2013
Discussing various initiatives taken at Bol.com, Netherlands-based Ahold has said that their effect has provided a strong support to sales. At the same time, the company has announced a doubling in the size of the product range available through its Albert Heijn online store. A review of Bol.com's 2012 initiatives During the year Bol.com: Opened three specialist stores, which the compa...
17 January 2013
Sales at Scandinavian retailer ICA grew by a modest 0.3% in Q4, with net revenues of SEK 25m in the period. Adjusted for the divested Norwegian ICA Maxi stores, reported figures show growth of 3.6%. Full year performance Year-on-year revenues at Ahold affiliated ICA grew by 1.8% to 96.9m SEK in 2012. Adjusted figures allowing for the disposal of ICA Maxi stores in Norway  show growth of ...
17 January 2013
Netherlands-based Ahold has said in a trading statement that net sales rose by 5.1% in its fourth quarter, at constant exchange rates, to reach €7.8 billion. Strong performance seen in Netherlands and US The company said that in the US , during the fourth quarter, sales were up by 4.3%, in dollar terms, to reach US$6.1 billion (€4.7 billion). Comparable sales were up by 2.8%. At Ahold USA ...
03 January 2013
Our team of experts have identified five trends you need to be aware of in 2013 in our latest Special Analysis research. Looking ahead, we anticipate innovation to drive loyalty and value propositions, further fusion between online and offline channels, and an increased 'humanising' of brands. Living better for less The macro-economic backdrop will see global austerity...
02 January 2013
Speaking to Netherlands-based newspaper Financieele Dagblad, Daniel Ropers, Bol.com’s chief executive, has said that the results of Bol.com’s pick up counters in Ahold stores have been ‘encouraging’. ‘Results above expectation’ Ropers was quoted as saying: “We expected that 2-3 percent of the orders would be collected at Albert Heijn . That is already at 5-6 percent.” The success of the firs...