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Ahold Delhaize launches digital lab in the United States
  • Published in Food

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. 

Ahold Delhaize mainly grows online
  • Published in Food

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.

Tumultuous general assembly for Ahold Delhaize

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.

Frans Muller succeeds Dick Boer at Ahold Delhaize
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Dick Boer will step down as Ahold Delhaize CEO on 1 July and then leave the company. Deputy CEO Frans Muller will succeed him, according to the retailer’s press release.

Delhaize opens innovative new store in Bucharest
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Romanian supermarket chain Mega Image, part of Belgian-Dutch Ahold Delhaize, has opened a new concept store in the centre of Bucharest. The store claims to offer a new level of shopping experience in the heart of the city.

Ahold Delhaize announces new strategy for Belgium
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­­Belgian-Dutch retail group Ahold Delhaize did publish strong fourth quarter results, but its Belgian branch Delhaize failed to live up to expectations. The remodeled board will therefore propose a new strategy in the next few months.

Frans Muller may become Ahold Delhaize CEO
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According certain insiders, former Delhaize CEO Frans Muller will soon take charge of Ahold Delhaize. Muller is currently only deputy CEO, but chances are he will take over from Dick Boer.

New CEO for Ahold Delhaize's Indonesian subsidiary
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Ahold Delhaize appointed Johan Boeijenga as its new Indonesian supermarket chain Super Indo’s president. Up until now, he had been Kruidvat Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg’s COO.

Strong Albert Heijn and stable Delhaize in fourth quarter
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Belgian-Dutch retail group Ahold Delhaize has posted decent fourth quarter results, mainly thanks to excellent performances by Dutch subsidiaries Albert Heijn and Bol.com. Delhaize is holding steady in Belgium, but performs well in the US.

Delhaize reshuffles board
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Belgian supermarket group Delhaize has announced it will rearrange its board of directors. New CEO Xavier Piesvaux has appointed four new people to the rank of senior vice president. 

Ahold Delhaize will buy back 2 billion euros' worth of shares
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Ahold Delhaize has bought back 10.6 million euros’ worth of shares between 27 and 29 December 2017, the last phase of a billion euro buyback operation. The next operation will be twice as large, worth 2 billion euro.

Investors interested in supermarkets once more
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Stock exchange analysts are a fan of European supermarket chains again. The fear for Amazon is an exaggeration and the food industry has received too much negativity, according to fund managers’ forecast of 2018. 

Ahold and Delhaize merge into one in the United States
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The AholdDelhaize merger continues: in January, both Ahold USA and Delhaize America will merge, which will lead to more cost-cutting measures for the Belgian-Dutch merger company.

Ahold tells Delhaize to innovate faster
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Delhaize should innovate faster and Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer feels Albert Heijn CEO Wouter Kolk should show the Belgians how. He also talked about Amazon and bol.com in the remarkable interview. 

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.