Ahold Delhaize: ecommerce developments

Lucy Bellotti
Retail Analyst
@RetailAnalysis

Date : 14 February 2020

Ahold Delhaize-owned Bol.com has revealed it plans to launch a new service for its partners, which enables it to look after the logistics and dispatch of products outside of its own distribution centre. Meanwhile, Albert Heijn has expanded its home delivery capacity to meet the demands of its shoppers.

Bol.com expands logistics services

Bol.com is expanding its range of services as it looks to add more sales partners. Bol.com is extending its service to control the logistics and shipments for retailers, which have their own warehouses. Retailers will be able to offer faster delivery options such as next day delivery, as bol.com intends to help its partners reach more shoppers.   

Albert Heijn increases home delivery

Albert Heijn will introduce two new home shop centres (HSC), following the opening of one in Amsterdam during November 2019, which enabled the retailer to double the capacity for home delivery. The two new locations are in Oosterhout and Bleiswijk and are 20,000 sq. m each.

The retailer has increased its capacity to meet shopper demand. The group has noticed an increase in the number of private shoppers and businesses ordering groceries. With both new HSC the group can process 40,000 orders per week from each.

 

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