Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is changing the composition of its Board of Directors as Françoise Burlet leaves the company. The EVP Commerce is responsible for buying, marketing, quality and store concepts: those will be divided among two other directors.
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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.
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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize hopes to expand its current e-commerce service to its 400 franchise stores and has started a same-day delivery test in five of those stores.
Two of Ahold Delhaize's branches have started to work more closely together: as of today, shoppers in Antwerp can collect their bol.com orders in some Delhaize supermarkets.
Greenyard's subsidiary Bakker Belgium will become Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize's dedicated provider for fresh fruit and vegetables. It will invest in a brand new location in Belgium.
Foodmaker has opened its first French restaurant in Paris, only its second abroad. The Belgian restaurant chain wants to double its turnover this year, thanks to foreign expansion.
An excellent performance by bol.com sees Ahold Delhaize's online turnover go up by 25 %. All is well for the group, with excellent results in the Netherlands and the United States, except for the Belgian branch.
Delhaize Fresh Atelier, the newest convenience store concept by Delhaize, will allow customers to scan their purchases and pay with their phones without passing by a register. The option is already available in the store in Galerij Ravenstein in Brussels.
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.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is to leave its headquarters in Brussels next year, after a 149 year presence in the Belgian capital. The company will move to Asse, just outside of the Brussels Region.
The former Tom & Co top executive will take over leadership of Japanese retail company Seiyu as of March 15th. Seiyu is a subsidiary of retail giant Walmart.
Ahold Delhaize has presented excellent results to end 2018: in all of its main markets (the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States) growth was achieved.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is homing in on e-commerce: the chain partners with its online sibling Bol.com and makes it possible for affiliated entrepreneurs to offer their own webshop.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn will not leave Belgium, but rather double its number of stores. After the merger with Belgian chain Delhaize there was speculation that owner Ahold Delhaize would choose between its two chains, but instead they will both expand heavily in Belgium.
Belgian Foodmaker is dreaming big: the healthy fast food chain unveiled a new store concept with which it wants to test its potential on Europe's major shopping streets. Moreover, CEO Lieven Vanlommel has concluded deals with supermarket chains Delhaize and Monoprix.
The announced arrival of Dutch chain Jumbo in Belgium will shake things up quite a bit. Market leader Colruyt will be forced to adopt a more up-market store concept, while Delhaize may be forced to rebrand (some of) its supermarkets to its sister chain Albert Heijn, a new report predicts.