Ahold Delhaize news

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...
05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
21 November 2018
Albert Heijn is trialling smart door locks to enable home delivery even when the customer is not there to accept it in the Netherlands. The experiment is part of Albert Heijn Online Labs, which aims to improve the retailer’s service through developing new innovations. How does it work? Homes are fitted with the SecuFirst smart doorbell and the Nuki smart door lock. When the delivery drive...
15 November 2018
IGD was invited to Ahold Delhaize’s Capital Markets Day in New York, where we heard directly from the retailer’s Management Board on its ‘Leading Together’ strategy. We also saw first-hand how it is ‘reimagining the Stop & Shop’ brand in Connecticut. The key highlights we took away from the event were: From ‘Better Together’ to ‘Leading Together’ strategy Target to double ...
12 November 2018
We complete our review of the trends from the Central and Eastern Europe: outlook for 2018 presentation with the third and final trend;  Retailers trialing digital solutions. Retailers test in-store retail innovations and invest in online Retailers across the CEE are investing in digital retail solutions and develop presence in the online channel or optimise in-store operations....
07 November 2018
Ahold Delhaize has reported its 2018 Q3 results, with net sales increasing by 3.6% at constant exchange rates to €15.8bn. Net income also increased by 26.7% at constant exchange rates to €459m. USA: +3.2% to €9.6bn In the USA, net sales increased by 3.2% at constant exchange rates to €9.6bn, while comparable sales (excluding gas) increased by 3%. …partially impacted by Hurricane Florence...
25 October 2018
In the beginning of 2018 we laid out some of the trends to shape Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) grocery retail market . As we near the end of the year we review them. In the first part we highlight some of the examples that confirm our first two trends - Discounters flex new store sizes and Building shopping destination. Discounters flex new store sizes Discounters in CEE are diver...
25 October 2018
We’ve been in-store at the launch of Delhaize’s new food-to-go concept Fresh Atelier concept in Brussels. Source: IGD Research  A well-differentiated, food-to-go led format Delhaize has a number of different banners, but this is its smallest yet, focusing first and foremost on food-for-now missions. There’s a definite focus on...
23 October 2018
We look at the latest online developments from the Netherlands, where Albert Heijn is aligning its online business more closely with bol.com. Albert Heijn and Jumbo are also both investing in category. Albert Heijn is improving transparency in eggs, while Jumbo has revealed a healthier meat assortment and is trialling a new vegan fixture. Elsewhere, HEMA has been sold to investment firm Ramphasto...