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Ahold Delhaize USA

Ahold Delhaize progresses with self-distribution

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold Delhaize USA is moving forward on its three-year, $480 million initiative to transition its supply chain to an integrated, self-distribution model. Chris Lewis, executive vice president of supply chain for Ahold Delhaize USA’s Retail Business Services segment, recently informed suppliers by letter that the company has targeted six distribution centers to

Ahold Delhaize units in midst of expansion

NEW YORK — Ahold Delhaize USA has made two recent moves on the expansion front. Salisbury, N.C.-based Food Lion has agreed to buy 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. Financial terms of the deal were not ­disclosed. The acquisition follows Food Lion’s purchase of four BI-LO stores

Ahold Delhaize closes Peapod in Midwest

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold Delhaize USA this month shuttered its Peapod online grocery business in the Midwest and said the move would allow it to devote more resources to omnichannel operations in the East, where the company is the region’s largest grocery retailer through its Stop & Shop, Food Lion, GIANT/MARTINS, Hannaford and Giant Food

Ahold Delhaize to cut Peapod’s Midwest Business

Ahold Delhaize to cut Peapod’s Midwest Business

QUINCY, Mass. – Ahold Delhaize USA plans to discontinue its Peapod online grocery business in the Midwest, eliminating the delivery service in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The retailer, which acquired Peapod in 2000, will focus instead on expanding its omnichannel capabilities in the East Coast markets it also serves with brick-and-mortar stores. “This was a

Ahold Delhaize to revamp its U.S. supply chain

Ahold Delhaize to revamp its U.S. supply chain

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize USA said Tuesday that it plans to spend $480 million to move to a self-distribution model. The investment will support the acquisition of three distribution facilities from C&S Wholesale Grocers, as well as leases on two additional facilities, according to the company. Ahold Delhaize USA also plans to build

Ahold Delhaize pilots ‘frictionless store’ concept

Ahold Delhaize pilots ‘frictionless store’ concept

QUINCY, Mass. – Ahold Delhaize USA’s Retail Business Services unit is testing new frictionless store technology called lunchbox that is designed to let people shop a small format store in just seconds by scanning in, shopping, and walking out. The technology is currently being tested at Retail Business Services’ office in Quincy, Mass. Retail Business

Retail Business Services to launch ScanIt Mobile technology

Retail Business Services to launch ScanIt Mobile technology

QUINCY, MASS. – Retail Business Services, a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize USA, on Thursday said implementation of its ScanIt Mobile solution for frictionless checkout is on track to reach 30 grocery stores by year’s end. The ScanIt Mobile technology was developed in Retail Business Services’ innovation lab and tech hub and is now in use

Ahold Delhaize USA opens fresh foods facility

Ahold Delhaize USA opens fresh foods facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Ahold Delhaize USA on Wednesday announced the opening of its fresh foods processing facility, which has begun preparing salads, sandwiches, wraps and other items for the deli and grab-and-go sections of its supermarkets. Production of cut fruits and vegetables is slated to begin next year. “We’re proud to officially open our doors

Ahold Delhaize USA commits to sustainability

Ahold Delhaize USA commits to sustainability

SALISBURY, N.C. — Ahold Delhaize USA has made a new commitment to making its products and packaging more sustainable. The company said Thursday that each of its local brands — including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop & Shop — has adopted a new policy regarding the chemicals used in products and

New chapter written by GIANT

PHILADELPHIA — GIANT Food Stores has opened its second GIANT Heirloom Market in Philadelphia. Separately, the retailer announced that it is piloting an enhancement to its Gas Extra Rewards program that offers customers new ways to save money and earn rewards. The store opening, on Chestnut Street in the Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, is one