Ahold Delhaize creates Ahold Delhaize USA as the parent company for all of its U.S. companies

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize today announced the creation of Ahold Delhaize USA, to be effective on January 1, 2018. Ahold Delhaize USA will be the parent company for all of Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. companies, including its local brands, Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant, Hannaford, Giant/Martin’s, and Peapod, as […]

Ahold Delhaize announces the departure of its Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer Hanneke Faber

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize announces today that Hanneke Faber, Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of December to pursue another career opportunity. A search for her successor is underway. Dick Boer, CEO Ahold Delhaize: “I want to thank Hanneke for her valuable […]

Ahold Delhaize announces solid first quarter results for 2017

Net sales increased by 65.1% to €15.9 billion (up 61.4% at constant exchange rates) Net income increased by 72.8% to €356 million (up 68.2% at constant exchange rates) Pro forma Q1 net sales increased by 2.9% to €15.8 billion (up 0.6% at constant exchange rates) Pro forma underlying operating income increased by €45 million to […]

Kevin Holt to succeed James McCann at Ahold USA

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (5 October 2016) Ahold Delhaize announced that James McCann, member of the Management Board of Ahold Delhaize, has resigned in order to move out of full-time executive work and into a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles. He will remain available to provide an appropriate hand […]

Ahold Delhaize ranks among industry leaders in Food and Staples Retailing sector in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize was recognized today in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the first time as a new company, ranking among the industry leaders in the Food and Staples Retailing sector. Ahold Delhaize received a total score of 79, well above the Food […]

Both Ahold and Delhaize Group report strong Q2 results; combined Q3 results to be published on November 17

Both Ahold and Delhaize Group report strong Q2 results; combined Q3 results to be published on November 17   Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize today (August 25, 2016) published Ahold’s second-quarter and half-year report for the period ended July 17, 2016, and, as an appendix, Delhaize Group’s summarized second-quarter and […]

Delhaize Group CEO Frans Muller and Ahold CEO Dick Boer sign the merger deed after receiving regulatory clearance

Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Jul-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group and Ahold have received regulatory clearance for their merger from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The companies subsequently completed the merger with the signing of the merger deed by Delhaize Group CEO Frans Muller and Ahold CEO Dick Boer today. Mats Jansson, Chairman of […]

Ahold CEO Dick Boer speech on the AGM 2016

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 19, 2016, included a speech by Ahold Chief Executive Officer Dick Boer. Following is the full text of the speech. Once again, a very warm welcome here in Amsterdam for the second time this year. At today’s special meeting, […]

Strong financial results for Ahold in the fourth quarter and full year 2015

Ahold achieved strong results, led by solid store performance and a substantial increase in online sales: 21.4% increase in Q4 Group sales to €9.8 billion (up 11.8% at constant exchange rates) 4.3% increase in Q4 sales excluding gas (at constant exchange rates and adjusted for an additional week) Online sales growth continued to accelerate, with […]

Ahold included in Food & Staples Retailing industry group in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI)

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold was included in the Food & Staples Retailing industry group in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the 7th consecutive year today. This demonstrates its commitment to responsible retailing. Ahold received a top score in supply chain management and raw materials sourcing, and also performed […]

Ahold CEO Dick Boer: We grew sales, operating income and net income and delivered strong free cash flow in Q2 2015

Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2015-8-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today published its summary report for the second quarter and first half of 2015. Highlights of the second quarter are: Sales of €8.7 billion, up 17.1% (up 3.1% at constant exchange rates) Sales excluding gas up 4.8% at constant exchange rates Underlying operating margin of 3.8%, down 0.1 […]

Ahold updates stakeholders on the progress it made during the year on its Responsible Retailing Report 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today published its Responsible Retailing Report 2014, updating stakeholders on the progress it has made during the year on its five priority areas – healthy living, community well-being, our people, responsible products and care for the environment. Responsible Retailing is one of the six strategic pillars […]

Ahold reports Q4 sales of EUR 8.1 billion, up 7.9%; FY 2014 results announced

Q4 sales of €8.1 billion, up 7.9% driven by currency and improved sales trends (up 2.6% at constant exchange rates) Underlying operating margin of 3.7%; excluding the impact of the SPAR acquisition, stable versus prior two quarters at 3.9% Simplicity program 2012-2014 achieved €865 million; new target for 2015 of €350 million Strong free cash […]

Ahold presents update of the company’s online retail strategy to analysts and investors, November 17-18

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-11-17— /EPR Retail News/ — Today and tomorrow, Ahold’s senior management will present an update of the company’s online retail strategy to analysts and investors. Ahold’s management will announce that the company’s online sales are expected to reach €1.4 billion* by the end of 2014; and the company will present an ambition of […]

Ahold’s Chief Corporate Governance Counsel Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh to step down during the first half of 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-10-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today announced that Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh, Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and member of the Management Board and Executive Committee, will step down during the first half of 2015. Lodewijk joined Ahold on December 1, 2009, and his responsibilities include Ahold’s Legal Affairs, Corporate Governance, M&A, […]

Ahold included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI) for the sixth consecutive year

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold’s position as a responsible retailer has been confirmed, following its inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI). Published today, the ranking recognizes the progress that Ahold has made in recent years with its Reshaping Retail strategy. Ahold scored an average of 75 (out […]