Ahold Delhaize news

12 February 2019
We highlight the latest news from Albert Heijn as it partners with Dutch retailer Hema to open two pilot stores together. The retailer has also launched a new initiative called “Young Farmer on the Floor” , which provides young farmers with a platform to sell their products. Albert Heijn and HEMA to open pilot stores Albert Heijn has partnered with HEMA to trial a small number stores where...
05 February 2019
We round up the latest innovations from Ahold Delhaize as it invests in ecommerce, formats and ranges in the US and the Netherlands. Ahold Delhaize USA rolls out same-day delivery… Ahold Delhaize USA has partnered with start-up Deliv to provide customers with same-day delivery for online orders. The new service will initially be available at checkout to Giant Foods and Martin’s shoppers who...
31 January 2019
We look at three online developments from Albert Heijn, Jumbo City and Picnic. Albert Heijn to open fifth online fulfilment centre… Albert Heijn will open its fifth online fulfilment centre in Amsterdam, later this year. It will support the growth of its online store, ah.nl, especially in terms of home delivery. The centre will be able to process 40,000 orders every week. Philip Padberg,...
23 January 2019
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q4 results, reporting that net sales increased by 3.0% at constant exchange rates to €16.6bn. Meanwhile net sales for the full year increased by 2.5% at constant exchange rates to €62.8bn. USA Q4 net sales: +2.6% to €9.8bn The retailer’s business in the USA, which accounts for around 60% of sales, saw Q4 net sales increase by 2.6% at constant exchange rates t...
15 January 2019
We consider the latest news from Ahold Delhaize in the US, the Netherlands and Belgium as the retailer innovates in stores, technology and partnerships. USA: Giant Food Stores launches Giant Heirloom Market Giant Food Stores has announced the opening of its first Giant Heirloom Market on 25 January 2019. The 9,500 sq. m store is in Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital community and features an ...
08 January 2019
Ahold Delhaize announces the appointment of its new Chief Digital Officer. Meanwhile, its US brand Stop & Shop acquires King Kullen Grocery Co. The acquisition is part of the brand’s expansion on Long Island, New York. Farhan Siddiqi appointed Chief Digital Officer Ahold Delhaize has appointed Farhan Siddiqi as its Chief Digital Officer and member of the Executive Committee. In his role, ef...
03 January 2019
2018 brought a huge amount of innovation and development in food-to-go, alongside, for many, some impressive growth in what remains a key area for future expansion. Here we share our outlook for the key trends to watch in 2019. 1. The rise and rise of health & wellness  Of course, it’s the time of year for all things healthy, but we saw last year that the strengthening healthier eating focu...
03 January 2019
We round up the latest results from Netherlands-based Jumbo, PLUS and Coop. Jumbo: 9.6% growth in turnover to €7.8bn Jumbo has reported 9.6% growth in its turnover for 2018. Around 95% of sales came from core Jumbo formats, while €262m came from the recently acquired EMTÉ business and €150m from La Place. During the year, Jumbo’s store network grew by 33 stores, leaving the retailer with...
20 December 2018
We look at how retailers across Europe are innovating in food-to-go, featuring developments from Carrefour, Albert Heijn and Axfood. France: Carrefour opens fresh and meal solution-focused store Carrefour has opened its first “laboratory store” in Paris. The new 371 sq. m "Halle de Clichy" store is partly based on the Carrefour City concept, although the retailer has given more space to...
06 December 2018
We review six of the latest format developments in the USA and Europe as Ahold Delhaize enhances its store estate and makes new management appointments to future-proof its business. USA: Giant Food invests US$175m in expansion and improvements In the USA, Ahold Delhaize has announced plans to invest US$175m into expanding and improving Giant Food over the next two years. It will open a new...