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.
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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.
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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.
Belgian-Dutch supermarket company Ahold Delhaize has fired Denis Knoops, CEO of the Belgian Delhaize branch. He pays the price for his division’s weak performances and will be replaced by Xavier Piesvaux.
Shopping center Borders has just opened its doors, right near Schengen. The largest Delhaize store in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is its major attraction and should house about two dozen retailers in the near future.
The Brussels Court of appeals ruled in favour of chocolate manufacturer Ferrero in a case against supermarket chain Delhaize. It agreed with Ferrero’s claim that Delhaize had launched a deceitful and misleading ad campaign.
Delhaize’s American subsidiary Food Lion will remodel a large number of its stores in Virginia to fit its new store formula. The “Easy, Fresh and Affordable” mantra has to permeate the 71 stores in the greater Richmond area.
Ahold Delhaize still has not decided what to with Albert Heijn in Belgium and will only come to a decision early 2019.
Amazon’s US strategy seems to focus on physical pick-up points, but the online giant is also feverishly targeting increased European growth. How are traditional players to react?
As a part of RetailDetail's (re)new(ed) efforts to offer the world a view into the retail sector in the Benelux, we proudly present an English language summary of this week's retail news in the Benelux. Where available, the summary links to full English language articles; otherwise there will be (NL) links for Dutch versions and (FR) for French versions.
James McCann, Ahold USA CEO, has decided to leave the company and will be succeeded by current Delhaize America CEO, Kevin Holt.
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.
Work is ongoing at Schengen in Luxembourg, to create a new shopping center which should open its doors in the summer of 2017. The main attraction will be a 3,500 sqm flagship store for Delhaize.
The merger between Dutch supermarket company Ahold and its Belgian competitor Delhaize has been made official. The agreement was signed this weekend and both will now continue as one, in the Ahold Delhaize merger company.
The Belgian supermarket group Delhaize has released its final results before merging with Dutch Ahold tomorrow. Turnover grew 4.3 %, while profits even went up 12.1 %.