Ahold Delhaize news

17 May 2018
Dutch market leader Albert Heijn continues to raise the bar with new store concepts and range innovation. We round up five of the latest developments. 1. New concept fresh store with a focus on fresh Albert Heijn has opened a new concept store in Hoofdorp. The store brings to life some of the retailer’s latest innovations in concepts and range, with a focus on fresh. Among other features...
09 May 2018
Ahold Delhaize has reported its 2018 Q1 results, with net sales increasing by 2.5% at constant exchange rates to €14.9bn. Net income increased by 15% to €407m. USA: growth of 2.1% to €8.8bn In the USA, which accounts for around 60% of total turnover, Ahold Delhaize net sales increased by 2.1% at constant exchange rates to €8.8bn. During this period, comparable sales grew across banners , e...
30 April 2018
Ahold Delhaize has partnered with the Innovation Centre for Artificial Intelligence to launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) laboratory, AIRlab, which has opened at Amsterdam Science Park. Researching algorithms that can make recommendations and manage goods flows Within the partnership, ‘seven PhDs will conduct research into socially responsible algorithms that can be used to make recomm...
26 April 2018
We round up three digital innovations that retailers are using to make the in-store experience more personalised and efficient. Albert Heijn integrates loyalty scheme into scan and shop… Albert Heijn has upgraded the functionality of its scan and shop system, adding the option for loyal shoppers to see their personal offers on the hand scanner itself. Source:...
19 April 2018
We highlight some of the latest developments at the Ahold Delhaize-owned, Chicago-based online grocery service, Peapod. This has seen Peapod launch a value-focused campaign, as well as new and broader partnerships with Chicago-based restaurants and the New York Yankees baseball team, driving local relevance. Peapod invests in prices Peapod has announced a series of price cuts and special of...
05 April 2018
Ahold Delhaize has announced it will appoint a new CEO and a new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Despite the changes at the top of the retailer, it is expected that its medium-term strategy will remain the same, ensuring continuity for its operations and for suppliers. Dick Boer to step down as CEO Ahold Delhaize’s CEO, Dick Boer, has held the position since July 2016, when Ahold and Del...
04 April 2018
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has revealed, as part of its sustainability report, that its increasing focus on health has filtered down into its ranges and in the way it activates the issue with shoppers. Meanwhile, in separate developments the retailer has said it will expand its ‘tap and go’ technology further, while also launching ‘Product Pitch 2018’ to discover innovative products. Alber...
13 March 2018
We highlight some of the recent developments at Ahold Delhaize in the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania and Serbia. NETHERLANDS: Albert Heijn introduces 'Appie Days' promotional campaign Albert Heijn has introduced a new promotional campaign, 'Appie Days' , with both weekly and daily offers. The daily promotions will offer the deepest discounts, with discounts of between 30% and 50%, as well...
12 March 2018
Having been inspired by initiatives like ‘Meat Free Monday’ in the UK and '40 days without meat’ in Belgium, the Netherlands has run its first ‘week without meat' campaign . A variety of grocery retailers and manufactuers have partnered with the event, while 25,000 people have signed up to participate in the challenge. We highlight three tactics that retailers have adopted to activate the ...
28 February 2018
We share seven of the latest developments from online grocery in the Netherlands. This includes new ranges, promotions and the broadening of delivery reach. Albert Heijn introduces Easter Allerhande box Market leader Albert Heijn is introducing a seasonal Allerhande grocery box, giving shoppers everything they need to create an Easter brunch for four people. A matching wine box is also avai...