QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold Delhaize is testing its version of a “frictionless store” on both sides of the Atlantic. The concept allows customers to scan a debit card, take the items they want from store shelves and leave without going through a checkout. In the United States, the trial is being conducted at the offices
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported that online sales gains and a solid performance in U.S. stores helped drive increased sales for the third quarter. “We saw a strong overall performance at our U.S. brands, particularly at Food Lion and Hannaford,” Ahold Delhaize president and chief executive officer Frans Muller said in a statement.
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize has named Natalie Knight executive vice president of finance, effective March 1. She will also serve as member of the executive committee. Knight will succeed Jeff Carr, who will leave Ahold Delhaize when his current term expires in April 2020. The month overlap in their tenures will ensure a
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize said Friday it formed a strategic partnership with Hanshow Technology to introduce digital in-store applications for its European brands. As a first step in this collaboration, the brands will deploy Hanshow’s electronic shelf labels across their store networks. In addition, Ahold Delhaize and Hanshow will set up a Joint
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize chief financial officer Jeff Carr plans to leave his post in April 2020, the company said on Monday. Carr, who has served as CFO since 2011, has informed the company that he will not stand for another term as member of the management board after his current term expires
SALISBURY, N.C. — Ahold Delhaize’s Food Lion chain said Monday that it will remodel 92 stores in the greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston, S.C., markets this year. The $158 million capital investment will fund the remodels as well as price reductions, expanded assortments and increased staffing at the stores. “Food Lion is proud
ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize on Wednesday reported fourth quarter operating income of 627 million euros ($716 million) at constant exchange rates, with net sales of 16.5 billion euros, a 3% increase from a year ago. The company’s fourth quarter results were lifted by a 25% increase in online sales. Net sales for the full
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize on Wednesday reported fourth quarter consolidated net sales of €16.5 billion ($18.76 billion). That is an increase of 3.0% compared to the comparable prior year period. The company also said it had named a new brand president and chief executive officer for its Albert Heijn chain in the Netherlands.
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
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
LANDOVER, Md. — Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food division here said Tuesday that it plans to spend $175 million over the next two years to open a new store and remodel 24 others in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The capital spending plan is in addition to the recently announced $21 million investment in a new Giant store
NEW YORK — While driverless cars and cashierless stores may still be works in progress, mass retailers are moving ahead toward fully automated warehouses. Albertsons Cos., Ahold Delhaize, Kroger Co. and Walmart have all made strides recently in the implementation of robotic distribution centers. Ahold Delhaize announced just this month that it will automate picking