Ahold Delhaize USA

Holt to retire as CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA

Holt to retire as CEO of Ahold Delhaize USA

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize announced today that Kevin Holt, chief executive at Ahold Delhaize USA, will retire in April, when his term on the company’s management board expires. Holt will be succeeded as CEO and as a board member by JJ Fleeman, president of the retailer’s Peapod Digital Labs unit. Holt will remain

Ahold Delhaize building an in-house retail media business

Ahold Delhaize building an in-house retail media business

CHICAGO, IL – Peapod Digital Labs, the digital, e-commerce and commercial company of Ahold Delhaize USA, on Wednesday announced plans to grow its media network – AD Retail Media – by building an end-to-end, in-house retail media business. AD Retail Media will harness Ahold Delhaize USA brands’ market presence and close customer connections to help

Ahold Delhaize USA’s online sales soar nearly 69% in 2021

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize USA provided most of the growth momentum for its parent company, Ahold Delhaize Group, in 2021, as robust e-commerce sales drove solid top-line results while operating profit soared by triple digits. Net sales for the U.S. business, which provided 60% of its parent’s top line and more than two-thirds of

Retail Business Services woos tech talent

Retail Business Services woos tech talent

SALISBURY, N.C. – Retail Business Services is launching an Accelerator Sign-On Incentive Program, which is meant to help the Ahold Delhaize unit hire top tech talent. The company said that Individuals hired into these roles will join a robust IT organization that delivers the technology services, systems and capabilities to support Ahold Delhaize USA companies’ ambitious

Ahold Delhaize unveils new growth and investment plan

Ahold Delhaize unveils new growth and investment plan

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize is kicking off a new growth and investment plan designed to support its vision of offering the “leading local food shopping experience for customers,” while also enhancing its digital and supply chain capabilities, and increasing its focus on health and sustainability. The new plan, unveiled as part of the

Food Lion adds sustainability commitments

Food Lion adds sustainability commitments

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion on Monday announced new sustainability commitments, promising to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and to make it easier is for customers to know how and where their food is sourced. “In 2015, we set big goals for ourselves to achieve significant sustainability targets in several critical areas, and

Retail Business Services names Kosla CIO

Retail Business Services names Kosla CIO

QUINCY, Mass. — Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, has named Rom Kosla, a food retail veteran with more than 25 years of information technology experience, as executive vice president of information technology and chief information officer. Kosla will oversee all aspects of IT for the U.S. businesses, with a specific

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

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