Ahold Delhaize news

06 August 2019
We’ve hosted several retail safaris, or immersive study tours, in the US this year. We highlight three stores which showcased some of the best fresh food executions, as delegates looked for inspiration on how to compete beyond price, build destination status and drive traffic.  New Seasons Market, Seattle: visual merchandising  New Seasons Market is a premium focused, neighbourhood grocer. ...
06 August 2019
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn (AH), part of Ahold Delhaize, has partnered with Belgian salad company Foodmaker and is testing selling part of its range on bol.com. The retailer has also renamed its Bakery Café and Deli Kitchen. Albert Heijn partners with Foodmaker… For ten weeks, AH will test Foodmaker’s salad bars at its head office in Zaandam and at the Albert Heijn Foodplaza in Amsterda...
01 August 2019
We round up the latest innovations from Ahold Delhaize USA as its banners invest in their store networks and online. Meanwhile, Ahold’s services division opens a fresh processing facility and culinary innovation centre and Gordon Reid is appointed the new president of Stop & Shop. Food Lion reopens 92 upgraded stores in South Carolina… Food Lion reopened 92 upgraded stores in South Carolina...
18 July 2019
We look at some of the latest ecommerce initiatives in the US as retailers develop alternative fulfilment models. Store fulfillment: Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food rolling out grocery pickup With many of the leading US grocery retailers focusing on developing their delivery capabilities last year, store-based pickup has become a growing focus this year. This month, Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food ...
16 July 2019
We look at how Netherlands-based Jumbo and Marqt, who have taken different steps to restructure their store portfolios to remain competitive in the market. Jumbo buys Agrimarkt Jumbo has announced it will take over supermarket chain Agrimarkt from the cooperative CZAV. This will see it acquire six stores in Goes, Middelharnis, Oud-Beijerland, Roosendaal, Terneuzen and Vlissingen. Jumbo will...
27 June 2019
We look at how Ahold Delhaize’s banners, Food Lion, Giant and Albert Heijn, are transforming their pickup and delivery services while also promoting local products. Meanwhile, Albert Heijn has appointed Raf van den Heuvel as its new general manager for Belgium. Food Lion launches online grocery pickup Food Lion has launched an online click and collect service, called Food Lion To-Go. The se...
20 June 2019
As Ahold Delhaize USA announces the roll out of same-day delivery and the opening of a tech office, we look at how the retailer and its banners is embedding solutions to help it win with shoppers. Stop & Shop extends reach of same-day pickup service Stop & Shop has announced the launch of same-day online pickup for shoppers at 20 stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Yo...
05 June 2019
We round up the latest innovations from Ahold Delhaize as it invests in ecommerce, health-focused solutions and ranges in the US, Belgium and the Netherlands as it looks to drive its ‘Leading Together strategy’ across its operations. Peapod partners with food writer for new solutions… Ahold Delhaize’s US-based ecommerce operation Peapod has partnered with food writer Mark Bittman. Through t...
22 May 2019
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn, part of Ahold Delhaize, has provided more details about its partnership with Hema and announced it is to use AI as it looks to reduce food waste. AI-driven discounts to be driven by multiple factors Albert Heijn said the trial of the AI-driven solution, which will lead to dynamic pricing across a range of fresh products, will not only be driven by best-before...
08 May 2019
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize said net sales had risen 1.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €15.9bn. Its results were driven by the performance of its home market, where sales rose 3.5%, and its ecommerce operations, where sales increased by 17.9% at constant exchange rates, while net consumer online sales were up by 25.0% at constant exchange rates. Leading Together strategy continues to e...