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.
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Dutch Albert Heijn has opened its first real convenience stores that use the "tap to go" system to ensure cashier free shopping, with a third one coming next week. Suddenly the company almost equals Amazon's current total of four checkout-free supermarkets; goal is to install the system in all eighty 'AH to go' stores.
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.
Albert Heijn needs to innovate more rapidly in order to remain relevant in thirty years’ time, CEO Wouter Kolk said. A hot meal delivery service and a dashboard to show customers how healthy they are shopping, are both in the works.
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.
Albert Heijn is currently trialing an app that will calculate the ideal shopping route based on your grocery list. Starting 7 May, it will test it in the AH supermarket in Hoofddorp.
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.
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.
A supermarket is a maze if you are visually impaired. That is why Albert Heijn will participate in a “hackathon” to make grocery shopping more accessible to blind or visually impaired shoppers. At the same time, a Belgian Carrefour will train its employees to help these consumers.
Albert Heijn has decided to shut down its German AH convenience stores. According to the supermarket company, the chain does not have enough room to grow in Germany despite having built up its presence in the past five years.
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.
Are vegans a growing group of consumers that need to be considered? Do supermarkets need vegan store formulas or sections? In any case, some careful attempts are made towards this trendy market.
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.
Paying at the cash register remains the most annoying moment at a supermarket. Many food retailers are now trialing smartphone apps to help customers scan and pay: will the cash register become superfluous soon?