Ahold Delhaize

Ahold USA trials robot in Giant Food Store
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Ahold USA is currently trialing a robot in a Giant Food Store. Its job is to detect dangers and then ask for assistance. He can also point out empty shelves and check prices.

More profit for Ahold Delhaize
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Ahold Delhaize generated more profit in the third quarter thanks to better-than-expected synergies. Delhaize Belgium has improved, but still lags behind: a closer collaboration with Albert Heijn should help boost performance.

Head of eCommerce at Ahold Delhaize heads to Unilever
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Hanneke Faber, head of eCommerce and innovation at Ahold Delhaize, will leave the company at the end of the year. Her new employer is Unilever, where she will lead the European division.

Ahold Delhaize sells AH Groenplaats to Spar (Colruyt)
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There was one store, located on the Groenplaats in Antwerp, still holding back Ahold and Delhaize’s Belgian merger, but it has now been sold to Colruyt Group, which will turn it into a Spar

Insight: Xavier Piesvaux' seven labours at Delhaize
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Can one French and several Dutch managers do what the Belgian management failed to do these past few years at Delhaize Belgium? Its new CEO will face plenty of challenges: we count at least seven.

Ahold Delhaize replaces Delhaize Belgium CEO
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Belgian-Dutch supermarket company Ahold Delhaize has fired Denis Knoops, CEO of the Belgian Delhaize branch. He pays the price for his division’s weak performances and will be replaced by Xavier Piesvaux.

Peapod CEO suddenly resigns
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Peapod’s CEO, Jennifer Carr-Smith, has suddenly resigned. She will stay on at Ahold Delhaize’s American online supermarket for a few days and then leave.

Analysis: price is merely the entry ticket for Amazon and Whole Foods
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Amazon’s drastic price cuts for Whole Foods are merely a first step in a larger conquest plan. Innovation is the real key, analysts feel.

Does Ahold Delhaize have a future in the United States?
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Over the past few months, Ahold Delhaize’s share had to deal with plenty of setbacks, mainly because of Amazon’s competition. Investor group VEB says the supermarket company has listed a few outcomes for the Belgo-Dutch group.

Ahold Delhaize continues to struggle in Belgium
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Belgian-Dutch supermarket group Ahold Delhaize has had a very good second quarter, with the company thinking last year's merger could result in lower costs than previously anticipated. On the other hand, Belgium's performance is still weak.

Opinion: More worries about Colruyt than Ahold Delhaize
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Both Ahold Delhaize and Colruyt suffered blows on the stock exchange as it seems like investors have completely lost faith in supermarket shares. However, they are not all alike, because Ahold Delhaize seems to bounce back, unlike Colruyt.

Ahold Delhaize is interesting acquisition target in the United States
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Analysts expect another acquisition phase in the United States after Amazon acquired supermarket chain Whole Foods. Ahold Delhaize is often named as a possible target.

Insight: five conclusions following the Amazon - Whole Foods deal

It was as clear as day that Amazon would one day acquire a supermarket chain, but nevertheless, the news hit everyone like a bombshell. What are the consequences of Whole Foods's acquisition for food retailers worldwide? 

Amazon buys supermarket chain Whole Foods Market
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Amazon dealt a serious blow to Ahold Delhaize and Walmart: it acquired supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, its giant introduction to physical food retail. AD’s share was in freefall after the announcement, down 10 % after only an hour.

Ahold Delhaize denies main office move to US
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According an Ahold Delhaize spokesperson, it is out of the question that the company moves its main office to the United States at one point in the future.

This is Lidl’s battle strategy for the United States
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Mark the date: on 15 June, Lidl will open its first American store. In charge is someone who earned his stripes in Belgium and the Netherlands, but the main question is whether Ahold Delhaize should fear the German discounter’s arrival?

Concerns about Ahold Delhaize’s Swiss connection
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Labour union FNV has launched an investigation into Ahold Delhaize’s Swiss connection, which contains several of the supermarket chain’s patents and brand names.

Belgium remains a worry for Ahold Delhaize
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Belgian-Dutch merger company Ahold Delhaize has released decent results for its first quarter of 2017: the Netherlands performed well, but the integrated stores’ performance in Belgium is still worrisome.

Ahold Delhaize undecided about Albert Heijn Belgium's future
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Ahold Delhaize still has not decided what to with Albert Heijn in Belgium and will only come to a decision early 2019.

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