Ahold Delhaize news

30 November 2020
In an interview in Het Parool, an Amsterdam-based newspaper, Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive for Europe and Indonesia, Wouter Kolk, discussed the retailer’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic and short term outlook. COVID-19 changed shopping patterns quickly Kolk noted the positive effect on sales, brought about by higher demand driven by COVID-19, but also stressed this was not univ...
19 November 2020
As it increases its focus on the East Coast market and looks to build its shopper numbers in the New York City metro area, Ahold Delhaize, in conjunction with Centerbridge Partners, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FreshDirect, a pure play ecommerce retailer in New York City. The acquisition will help Ahold Delhaize to focus on markets where it has a strong store density and st...
13 November 2020
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news from the retailer as it expands online and with stores across Belgium and Luxembourg. Delhaize introduces prepared meal delivery service Delhaize, with Tastyoo, a food technology start-up, has launched a delivery service for freshly prepared dishes. The service...
10 November 2020
As market Albert Heijn launches the Bonus Box and extends its grab & go module, while Jumbo supports those in need and Picnic introduces a new payment option in the country, we look at five innovations from the Netherlands. Albert Heijn launches Bonus Box for app users… Bonus Box provides shoppers using Albert Heijn’s app with 10 extra offers weekly. Shoppers get to select five of the 10 of...
09 November 2020
As part of its Q3 results announcement , Ahold Delhaize set out how it was aiming to solidify its position as an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer in 2021 and beyond. We look at the three strategies it is putting in place and the initiatives it has implemented as it looks to build towards this future now. 1. Step-up online capacity, supply chain and technological capabilities A...
05 November 2020
Ahold Delhaize reported net sales, at constant currencies, rose 10.1% to €17.8 bn during its third quarter. The retailer’s growth was broad based, with comparative sales, excluding petrol, rising by 12.4% in US and by 7.5% in Europe. Despite the boost to sales from the pandemic, the results did show a sequential slowdown on previous quarters, underlining how markets were stabilising as the qua...
20 October 2020
As it looks to standout in local markets and develop its offer to meet shoppers’ health-focused needs, Ahold Delhaize’s operations in Belgium and US have launched new initiatives to help encourage shoppers to live healthier and more sustainable lives. Ahold Delhaize US aims to boost sales of healthier products… As part of an initiative in conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier Ame...
25 September 2020
As Albert Heijn puts further efforts to spotlight its low prices and looks to attract new shoppers to its ecommerce operations, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn tests delivery service for small households Albert Heijn is testing a new delivery service for small households with the launch of an app called AH Compact. The new delivery service is set to meet the needs of one an...
24 August 2020
Over the last few weeks, the five major food and grocery retailers in the US have reported their quarterly results. We take a look at what they tell us about the sector more broadly and what suppliers need to do to support their retail customers. The top five Walmart, Kroger, Target, Albertsons and Ahold and Delhaize are a diverse group of retailers. Walmart and Target have extensive non-fo...
18 August 2020
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize in the USA and Europe. In the US, Ahold Delhaize’s Stop & Shop banner has integrated Ahold Delhaize’s Peapod online grocery service into its own website and mobile app. The development comes as Stop & Shop also introduces a new digital loyalty program. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, the retailer has selected Fybots and Adlatus Robotics as th...