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Frans Muller

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

Ahold Delhaize delivers on Better Together strategy

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — A year after the merger that brought Ahold Delhaize into being, the company shows every sign of delivering on the promise that led to the deal. Strong second quarter results, released last month, reflect an organization that is effectively leveraging its newfound scale to operate more efficiently, develop synergies and capitalize on

MMR names Retailers of the Year

MMR names Retailers of the Year

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — The merger of Royal Ahold and the Delhaize Group always had a compelling logic behind it. The companies, with roots in the neighboring countries of Holland and Belgium, possessed complementary capabilities and geographic footprints, in both the European and American retail markets, as well as similar histories. Over the years, a variety

Delhaize Group’s sales and earnings rise in Q1

Delhaize Group’s sales and earnings rise in Q1

BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group on Wednesday posted a nearly fourfold rise in first quarter profit, as sales increased in each of its major regions of the United States, Belgium and southeastern Europe. For the quarter ended March 31, Delhaize’s net profit was 109 million euros ($123 million), up from 28 million euros a year earlier.