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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has announced a board reshuffle in order to accelerate the introduction of its new commercial strategy. The most important change is the creation of an 'EVP Operations', who watches over logistics, own and franchised stores and the technical departments.
French chain Carrefour has removed almost all A-brands products from the shelves in four stores, in order to test the consumers’ willingness to buy only private labels.
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.
There is life after Delhaize: former Delhaize Belgium CEO, Denis Knoops, has become a majority shareholder at 1PopUpStore, which owns Chronostock, a company that is specialized in temporary stores.
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.
Online sales are increasingly popular, something that is also the case at Delhaize. The company delivers more orders at home and that is why it will expand the delivery hours for its “home delivery service”. The supermarket chain will open several smaller redistribution centers or hubs to facilitate this.
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.
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.
The Ahold – Delhaize 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.
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.
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.