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Ahold Delhaize names Siddiqi chief digital officer

Ahold Delhaize names Siddiqi chief digital officer

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize has appointed Farhan Siddiqi as chief digital officer and member of the retailer’s executive committee, effective January 28. Siddiqi will drive digital transformation and innovation across Ahold Delhaize’s brands, focusing on shopper loyalty, data analytics and personalization, the company said Tuesday in announcing the appointment. “I’m thrilled to welcome Farhan

Stop & Shop to acquire King Kullen

Stop & Shop to acquire King Kullen

BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Ahold Delhaize said Friday that Stop & Shop, its largest banner in the United States, has agreed to acquire King Kullen Grocery Co. The agreement includes King Kullen’s 32 supermarkets, five Wild by Nature stores and the use of its corporate offices located in Bethpage, N.Y. “This transaction underscores our commitment to

Ahold names Peapod head

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize has appointed Selma Postma as president of Peapod, effective January 1. Postma joins Peapod after a career of almost two decades at Albert Heijn. Since 2014, she was general manager of Albert Heijn Online, where she helped to accelerate online sales to more than 20% annually. Her teams also led

Retailers take on plastic waste

NEW YORK — Ahold Delhaize has signed on to a global commitment to eliminate plastic waste and pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, officially unveiled last month at a conference in Bali, was signed by nearly 300 packaging producers, retailers and recyclers, representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally. At the heart of

Ahold Delhaize posts strong 3Q results

Ahold Delhaize posts strong 3Q results

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported group sales of €15.8 billion ($18.1 billion) for the third quarter, up 3.6% over the comparable prior year period. Net income was up 26.7% (26% at constant exchange rates) to €459 billion ($525.6 billion). “I’m pleased with these results, as we delivered strong sales and earnings growth, which

Mission accomplished, Boer steps down

Mission accomplished, Boer steps down

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Seven years ago, as the newly appointed chief executive officer of Royal Ahold, Dick Boer was focused on implementation of Reshaping Retail, a strategy designed to enable the company to better meet consumers’ changing needs with supermarkets and small-format and specialty stores, as well as an emerging array of omnichannel capabilities. Reshaping

Muller to take reins

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Dick Boer, chief executive officer of Ahold Delhaize, will retire July 1. He will be succeeded by Frans Muller, who currently is deputy CEO and chief integration officer. Together, the two executives were co-architects of the merger of the two international grocers in 2016. “We thank Dick for his leadership and dedication

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