Albert Heijn’s new app, AH Productscanner, will use augmented reality to give customers additional information about products, including ingredients, nutritional value, recipes and country of origin.
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Dutch-Belgian supermarket group Ahold Delhaize has announced that it hopes to launch its first AH To Go stores without a cash register next year. That would be a lot sooner than what Albert Heijn’s CEO, Wouter Kolk, predicted several months ago.
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Looking at the sheer amount of companies exhibiting at the 2017 PLMA Trade Show in Amsterdam, private label must be thriving in Europe. Most notably, private label has shed its price image (partly) and more sophisticated concepts have been launched.
Ahold Delhaize still has not decided what to with Albert Heijn in Belgium and will only come to a decision early 2019.
In the last quarter prior to their official merger, both Belgian Delhaize and Dutch Ahold performed well with 12 and 8 % underlying profit increases respectively.
eCommerce is only a niche in the food industry, but it has boundless potential. Online customers are also better offline customers: they spend more in stores and are more loyal, something Albert Heijn knows all too well.
Dutch Ahold, bol.com and Albert Heijn's parent company, managed a decent 4.3 % turnover increase in the first quarter of 2016, largely thanks to its online sales.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn's Belgian stores made a profit in 2015, for the first time since their launch. CEO Dick Boer and CFO Jef Carr confirmed the information after the pair had revealed Ahold's financial results.