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.
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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.
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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.
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?