Ahold Delhaize news

17 September 2019
Ahold-owned bol.com is set to launch a French version of its app in Belgium. The move targets shoppers in Wallonia and aims to accelerate growth in the country. Launching in summer 2020 From Q3 2020, French-speaking Belgians will be able to shop on the bol.com app using their native language. Presently, bol.com shoppers can collect their orders at Delhaize and Albert Heijn stores in Dutc...
17 September 2019
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn as it reports growth in turnover and market share in the Netherlands, expands its store presence in Belgium and launches digital saving. Increased turnover and market share CEO Marit van Egmond said AH had a “difficult year” but is seeing revenue and market share growth in the Netherlands. According to van Egmond, this is ...
16 September 2019
Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is testing a small, portable store in front of its HQ in Zaandam, Netherlands. The 14 sq. m store, developed in partnership with US-based start-up AiFi and Dutch bank ING, uses cameras and sensors to provide checkout-free shopping. Check-out free shopping The new store, branded under the AH To Go concept, stocks convenience items such as drinks and sandwich...
29 August 2019
We look at how Colruyt is improving store efficiencies using an AI solution. Meanwhile, Ahold Delhazie-owned Delhaize is working in partnership with M&S to expand its range. Colruyt trials AI solution for automatic recognition According to Colruyt, it is the first Belgian supermarket to trial an AI solution for automatic recognition of fruit and vegetables at checkouts. The solution, develo...
19 August 2019
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize as its subsidiaries bol.com and Delhaize extend their partnership in Belgium. At the same time, Albert Heijn launches a production chain of its private labels online. Meanwhile in the USA, the retailer’s banners roll out new innovative technologies in-store. Delhaize Belgium and bol.com expand partnership Ahold Delhaize’s Belgium subsidiaries ...
13 August 2019
We look at how Ahold Delhaize USA is encouraging healthier eating and targeting loyalty through its banners. Meanwhile, Ahold-owned Giant Food opens its second Heirloom Market store in Philadelphia. A new organic private label line for kids Ahold Delhaize has launched, Nature’s Promise Kids, a new organic private label line dedicated to kids. It is an extension of the retailer’s Nature's Pr...
07 August 2019
Ahold Delhaize has reported its results for the first half of 2019, with net sales at constant exchange rates increasing by 1.5% to €32.2 bn (US$36.1 bn). Net income at constant exchange rates decreased by 9.1% to €769m (US$861.0m). USA: net sales at constant exchange rates +0.7%, online +13.7% In the USA, which accounts for around two thirds of the retailer’s business, net sales at constan...
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...