Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn has appointed two new directors. Deliveroo's Philip Padberg will head the chain's Dutch web shop, while Blokker's Rob Heesen takes control of convenience chain AH to go.
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Belgian-Dutch retail group Ahold Delhaize will have to focus more on robotics and artificial intelligence, in order to stay ahead of Amazon, CEO Frans Muller says. He therefore wants to cooperate closely with technology companies.
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Ahold Delhaize is hoping to profit from e-commerce in the near future, but today gaining a larger share of the market is more important, says CEO Frans Muller. In the United States, the Belgo-Dutch group also intends to grow through acquisitions.
Belgo-Dutch retail group Ahold Delhaize is raising its online ambitions: the goal is now a turnover of seven billion euros by 2021, rather than the current target of five billion. The retailer will be heavily investing in stores and technology, while cutting costs at the same time.
Ahold Delhaize and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands agreed on a four year partnership to conduct a robotics and artificial intelligence research program. This also includes a test site, which is to be launched at the start of 2019.
Belgo-Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize has seen sales and profit go up in its third quarter. A large part of the growth in both home markets and the United States was due to a surge in online sales.
Marc Croonen will leave the Management Board of the Ahold Delhaize group on 1 November. He is Chief Sustainability, Transformation and Communications Officer and the last Belgian in the company's Management Board.
Dutch e-tail platform Bol.com takes another step into food deliveries: it has decided to start offering a selection of alcoholic beverages. The Ahold Delhaize subsidiary will not create an own alcoholic selection however, but rather give a platform to specialised retailers like Gall&Gall and Belgian Beer Factory.
Ahold Delhaize has announced that Wouter Kolk will be taking up his role as CEO for Europe and Indonesia immediately, three months earlier than originally planned.
Ahold Delhaize's turnover suffers from a tough American market, but the merger company saw more positive results in its home markets Belgium and the Netherlands. Online growth is a highlight in the company's results.
Despite a lower turnover in Belgium, Albert Heijn has raised its profits by 40% to 5.7 million euro. The chain plans to keep on expanding despite its merger with local powerhouse Delhaize.
Ahold Delhaize has announced two changes to its management team in Europe: Vassilis Stavrou becomes Brand President of Alfa Beta in Greece. He succeeds Leonidas Vrettakos, who is retiring after 21 years with the business.
Ahold Delhaize’s American division will found a new company focused on digital innovation: Peapod Digital Labs will become a lab for new digital, eCommerce and personalization strategies.
Belgian-Dutch merger group Ahold Delhaize has had a decent first quarter, thanks to a Belgian turnaround, a good performance in the United States and strong online growth. Unfavourable exchange rates did spoil the party somewhat.
Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer’s final general assembly was rather tumultuous, because of the “protection wall” that should guard the supermarket giant from hostile takeovers.