All Ahold Delhaize articles – Page 2

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    Ahold US division appoints executive vice-president of merchandising


    Grocer Ahold’s US division has promoted Mark McGowan to executive vice-president of merchandising with immediate effect. McGowan was previously executive vice-president of supply chain.

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    Ahold records net sales increase


    Ahold recorded an 8.5% increase in net sales to E32.8bn (£27.51bn) for its full year 2012. At constant exchange rates, sales were up 3.5%. In the fourth quarter, net sales rose 7.5% to E7.8bn (£6.54bn), and US sales advanced 4.3% to $6.1bn (£3.84bn). Sales in the company’s domestic market climbed ...

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    Ahold extends cost-savings programme


    Grocery retailer Ahold has extended its cost-savings programme from E350m (£283.9m) to E600m (£486.8m). Ahold said it will include sourcing and promotional costs to invest in creating a better offer and value for customers. Next year, the grocer plans to convert many of its 82 Dutch C1000/Jumbo Supermarkten stores to ...

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    Ahold reports sales increase


    Sales at Ahold rose 10.8% to E7.6bn (£6.11bn) in the third quarter. Operating income was down 3.7% to E289m (£232.3m). The grocer’s net sales in the US rose 1.9% to $5.9bn (£3.71bn).

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    Ahold introduces click-and-collect


    Dutch retailer Ahold has introduced click-and-collect for its domestic entertainment etail operation Online shoppers can now collect orders at 59 Albert Heijn stores, including all AH XL superstores and an outlet in Belgium. Orders placed before 10.30pm will, in most cases, be ready for pick-up by 3pm the next ...

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    Grocery retailer Ahold reports sales increase


    Dutch grocery retailer Ahold’s sales increased 8% to e17.4bn (£13.76bn) in the first half of 2012. At constant exchange rates, that was a rise of 2.8% compared with the same period last year. Operating income was e724m (£572.8m), up 3.2%. Chief executive Dick Boer said: “We expect market conditions to ...

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    Ahold’s chief executive anticipates profit boost


    Ahold’s chief executive Dick Boer has said that he anticipates linking the retailer’s bricks-and-mortar operations to in future, as a means of boosting profit at the recently acquired online retailer. Boer told newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad that he sees possibilities to work together in categories such as cooking and ...

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    Grocery retailer Ahold to expand


    Grocery retailer Ahold is to expand its AH To Go convenience store banner. According to chief executive Dick Boer, growth of its core banner – Albert Heijn supermarkets – is limited due to its established large market share. Therefore, the retailer plans to open more convenience stores at train and ...

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    Ahold reports net sales growth


    Grocery retailer Ahold has reported consolidated net sales of E30.3bn (£25.35bn) for 2011 – a 2.5% increase compared with the previous year and a 5.5% rise at constant exchange rates. An Ahold spokesperson said: “We continue to be well positioned in challenging market conditions.” In the US, sales improved 6.6% ...

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    Ahold’s Dutch Albert Heijn operation plans online marketplace


    Grocery retailer Ahold’s Dutch Albert Heijn operation intends to create an online marketplace. The retailer plans to add non-food items such as books, clothes and home entertainment products to its online grocery assortment in order to follow its ‘six-pillar’ strategy presented last autumn. Ahold spokesman Jochem van de Laarschot ...

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    Ahold posts year-on-year sales increase


    Ahold has posted year-on-year sales up 1.9% to e23bn (£19.7bn) in the first nine months of 2011. Operating income was e1bn (£861m), down 2.1%. The retailer achieved like-for-like sales growth across its operations in Europe and the US. Ahold chief executive Dick Boer said: “Customers remain cautious in their spending ...

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    US grocer Stop & Shop to unveil new concept store


    Ahold-owned US grocer Stop Shop will unveil a new concept store featuring a greater selection of products and innovative features in Massachusetts. The store has been designed to better serve the needs of the local community. New services include an in-store nutritionist, supervised children’s play area, roadside pick-up ...

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    Ahold operating income drops


    Ahold saw operating income drop 4.9% to E719m (£634.5m) in the first half of 2011. Net sales reached E16.1bn (£14.2bn), up 1.7% in comparison with the same period in 2010. In the second quarter, net sales dropped 3.5% to E6.9bn (£6.1bn). Ahold’s US operations saw net sales increase by 6.5% ...

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    Ahold sells its ICA Maxi hypermarkets and superstores


    The board of Ahold’s Norwegian ICA operations has decided to sell its ICA Maxi hypermarkets and superstores. The retailer plans to concentrate its Norwegian operations on discount store chain Rimi and the ICA Supermarket concept. This means ICA Norway will initiate a sales process for the company’s ICA Maxi stores. ...

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    Ahold restructures and aims for the top league


    Ahold chief executive Dick Boer commented last week that the company was waiting for the right time and opportunity for an acquisition.

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    Ahold appoints former Tesco and Carrefour exec


    Grocer Ahold has appointed former Tesco and Carrefour executive James McCann to a newly created role on its corporate executive board as chief commercial and development officer, effective September 1. This position will help drive the retailer’s growth strategy. McCann will focus on developing “innovative ways to serve customer needs, ...

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    Ex-Tesco man McCann resurfaces at Ahold


    Highly rated former Tesco and Carrefour man James McCann has joined Dutch grocer Ahold in a new role of chief commercial and development officer.

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    Ahold reports sales growth


    Dutch retailer Ahold reported net sales up 5.9% in the first quarter of 2011 on the same period last year, up to E9.25bn (£8.2bn).

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    Ahold has opened its first Albert Heijn store in Belgium


    Ahold has opened its first Albert Heijn store in Belgium. Among the 12,000 products sold 1,500 are Flemish, including a wide range of Belgian beers and chocolates. All items are offered at the same prices as at Albert Heijn in the Netherlands. At the store, which covers floor space of ...

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    Ahold net sales up 4.4% to £25.2bn


    During 2010, retail group Ahold’s consolidated net sales reached €29.5bn (£25.2bn), up 4.4% after adjustments or 5.7% on a non-adjusted basis. During the fourth quarter, consolidated net sales, which do not include the joint ventures ICA Group in Scandinavia and JMR, were €6.9bn (£5.9bn). This is an increase of 5.5% ...