Ahold Delhaize news

27 January 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news as it looks to drive sales from healthy products by 2022. Delhaize launches ‘Nutri-Score cookbook’ with leading chef Delhaize, in conjunction with chef Seppe Nobels, who runs restaurant Graanmarkt 13, has launched what the two parties describe as the first cook...
04 January 2021
As 2021 begins, we can reflect that 2020 didn’t play out as we might have expected. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led companies to reflect on their priorities and focus on shorter time scales. In this article, we consider five key themes we expect to shape retailers’ strategy in 2021 and share videos of this in practice. 1. Drive for value Delivering value has been a defining tr...
11 December 2020
As it looks to expand its reach into new markets, improve in-store efficiency and improve the look and feel of its store network in the Netherlands and US, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn to partner for unstaffed concept rollout… Albert Heijn has partnered with Selecta Nederland, which will lead to Selecta's Foodie’s ‘micromarkets’ stocking Albert Heijn's fresh on-the-go ra...
07 December 2020
As Albert Heijn extends the reach of its online delivery solution in Belgium and that of its new AH Compact service in the Netherlands and launches new technology-led solutions in store, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn pilots AR powered in-store assistant… In conjunction with the Antea Group Nederland, Albert Heijn is trialling an augmented reality, in-store assistant. The ...
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...