Ahold Delhaize

  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we took note of a Boston Globe story about how youth organizers with the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, did significant market research and figured out that a grocery cart of items at their local Stop & Shop cost $34 more than the same products at the chain’s store in suburban […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Boston Globe this morning reports that “the teenage sleuths of Hyde Square are at it again. “Six years after prompting TD Garden to donate $1.65 million for a skating rink after discovering the complex failed to hold fund-raisers for local recreation programs as required by state law, they have another behemoth in their sights: […]
  1. Department & Category
  Regular readers of this blog know that as restaurants continue to evolve in foodservice the most likely space and best fit just might be the Grocerant Niche. That space is wide open it is not dominated by Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, or Dollar stores according to Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported better-than-expected first quarter sales, driven by strong performances by its U.S. businesses. The company’s U.S. operations, which include the Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Hannaford Bros., the GIANT Co. and Giant Food chains, posted net sales of €13.5 billion ($14.8 billion) for the quarter, an increase of 5.7% at […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop said this week that it is banning single-use plastic bags across all its stores in the northeastern US, with the decision expected to take effect in July. “Stop & Shop is committed to sustainability and helping to protect our environment,” the company said in a prepared statement.  “In addition to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon.com currently holds a three percent share of the U.S. grocery market, well behind Walmart’s 30 percent and Kroger’s 11 percent. Costco, Albertsons, Ahold Delhaize and Publix are also ahead of Amazon, which plans to continue scaling its grocery business despite a recent pullback on new store openings.
  1. Channel: Grocery
FMI-The Food Industry Association has announced the five recipients of the 2023 Store Manager Awards. •  Category A (1-49 stores):  Wander Rezende, Roche Bros. •  Category B (50-199 stores):  Sean Conlon, Giant Food •  Category C (200+ stores):  Delton Schafer, Albertsons Companies •  Category D (International):  John Fox, SPAR Northern Ireland/Henderson Group •  People’s Pick […]
  1. Retail Operations
The Dutch grocer is continuing to grow its market share stateside, where it saw a nearly 12% increase in online sales, executives told investors Wednesday. Dive Brief: Ahold Delhaize’s first quarter of 2023 saw a robust financial performance in the U.S., with comparable-store sales excluding gasoline increasing 6.2% compared with the same period in 2022 and net […]
  1. Data & Insights
The results from The Feedback Group’s survey indicate the deep investments companies like Kroger and Ahold Delhaize have made in e-commerce over the past several years are paying off. Dive Brief: Supermarkets outscored Amazon as well as mass merchandisers Walmart and Target in a recent online grocery satisfaction survey conducted by The Feedback Group. Supermarkets scored 4.40 […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Recently, a rising number of brands in the European market have observed their Amazon accounts deactivate with little to no notice. While this may be due to internal changes at Amazon, it also reflects how laws and regulations in EMEA are strict and much different than the requirements in the United States. A multinational wellness […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize reported better-than-expected first-quarter sales, driven by strong performances by its U.S. businesses. The company’s U.S. operations, which include the Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Hannaford Bros., the GIANT Co. and Giant Food chains, posted net sales of €13.5 billion ($14.8 billion) for the quarter, an increase of 5.7% at […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
FMI-The Food Industry Association has announced the 12 finalists for the 2023 Store Manager Awards, culled from a record 175 nominations. FMI says that “these outstanding store managers stood out from the crowd for their ability to generate sales growth; effectively communicate company and store goals and objectives; demonstrate team leadership in their store/company; provide […]
  1. Media & Marketing
ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI—The Food Industry Association on Wednesday announced 12 finalists for its 2023 Store Manager Awards. From a record 175 nominations, these outstanding store managers stood out from the crowd for their ability to generate sales growth; effectively communicate company and store goals and objectives; demonstrate team leadership in their store/company; provide exceptional […]
  1. Corporate Finance
ZAANDAM, the Netherlands – Ahold Delhaize said Monday that its supervisory board has nominated Jolanda Poots-Bijl to be a member of the management board. Following shareholder approval, she will assume the role of chief financial officer (CFO). Jolanda will join the company in mid-August as executive vice president, Finance and member of the executive committee […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Publix, Lidl, Lowes Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market are adding new stores this year in the increasingly competitive Charlotte, NC, market. Walmart, Harris Teeter and Food Lion are the three biggest grocers by market share in Charlotte, which currently has 722 food stores.
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Specsavers, Nando’s, Amazon, Tesco, Obsess, Covariant, and In The Style. Valtech announces partnership with Specsavers to optimise optical retailer’s customer facing technology Having […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The future is looking increasingly electric, with both Amazon and Walmart announcing major investments in their electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. As part of the White House’s new EV Acceleration Challenge, Amazon has announced an expansion in its efforts to electrify its fleet of delivery vehicles, while Walmart said it plans to have its own fast-charging […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Connecticut Post reports on the closing of a Stop & Shop store in Greenwich, Connecticut, linking it to the opening a couple of years ago of a Wegmans in Harrison, New York, an “an easy drive for many in Greenwich.” A spokesman for the Ahold Delhaize-owned chain confirmed the closing, saying that it was […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart has introduced new digital marketing tools designed to help retailers create more affordable, personalized experiences for their customers and build brand loyalty, the company said on Monday. Retailers of all sizes can leverage Instacart Marketing Solutions to create marketing campaigns that help increase sales by engaging customers through tailored promotions, including […]
  1. Associates & Employees
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. recently recognized its outstanding team members at its annual business meeting last week, handing out 15 awards to stores, employees and teams. “The dedication of our team members to serve our customers and our communities never wavers, as they continue to demonstrate every day how nimble, agile, and resourceful […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Stores & Formats
Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]

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