Ahold Delhaize, in cooperation with Hanshow Technology, is to equip all of its European stores with electronic shelf-edge labelling. Both companies also want to develop new digital 'in-store' services and explore possibilities together.
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Ahold Delhaize subsidiary Albert Heijn is testing a new store concept that is quite like Amazon Go, without check-out terminals. The 14 sqm store at its headquarters in Zaandam is filled to the brim with technology.
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Rumour has it supermarket chain Jumbo will not carry its lowest price guarantee in Belgium when it expands south, even though that is its claim to fame in the Netherlands. The Dutch newcomer wants to avoid a price war with Belgian market leader Colruyt.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn wants to simplify its organisation and cuts 150 managers' posts. They are redirected to other jobs in the company, that emphasises it does not want to lay off anyone.
The price gap between major brands and private labels is growing in Dutch supermarkets. Chains are also increasingly using localised prices, making general comparisons difficult. Online supermarket Picnic seems to be the overall winner of a price comparison by the Consumers' Union.
Despite the strike at American subsidiary Stop & Shop, Ahold Delhaize was able to limit the damage to its financial results. Dutch bol.com performed strongly, Belgian Delhaize less so.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn is testing selling part of its product range through online market place bol.com. Both are part of the Ahold Delhaize group, which hopes that both of its subsidiaries can profit from the cooperation.
In Belgium, Albert Heijn continues to focus on prices: the price gap with the Netherlands is narrowing, and some A-brands already are significantly cheaper. This is not only a result of the VAT increase in the north...
Online is growing by 30 to 40% at Ahold Delhaize, says Frans Muller, who has been the CEO of the merger group for a year now. The advantage of the supermarkets compared to online giants such as Amazon or Alibaba? Food is local, according to Muller.
Raf van den Heuvel has been appointed as the new general manager of Albert Heijn Belgium. On 1 August the current commercial director will take over the position of Luc de Baets, who is set to leave the company.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn is experimenting with dynamic discounts for fresh products. The discount is not only dependent on the best-before date, but also on other factors such as the weather, and is determined by artificial intelligence.
Dutch chains HEMA and Albert Heijn have announced the first locations where they will test a combined store concept. This autumn, Rotterdam and Utrecht will see the first stores in which both chains share the floor.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn (Ahold Delhaize) has completed its new board of directors: on 1 September, Sonja Boelhouwer joins the board as new Director of Stores, succeeding Cees van Vliet.
Supermarket chain Albert Heijn is launching a podcast series in five parts on the origins and production of our food.
Albert Heijn showed his latest innovation at a conference: a delivery robot. The aim is to extensively test the robot on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.
Large mainstream retailers can’t find an adequate answer to the power of hard discounters, multinationals see the value of their brands decrease: private label is causing a true revolution, says expert Koen de Jong of IPLC.