• The deal allows Ahold to focus on its core markets of the Netherlands and US

    Dutch retail group Ahold unveils €2.5bn sales target for 2014


    Ahold has revealed an ambitious online target of €2.5bn in online sales by the end of 2017, from a forecast €1.4bn in sales in 2014.

  • Leclerc's drive format is to be rolled out in countries across Europe

    International news: Leclerc pilots drive-through format with 10 outlets in Poland


    Leclerc has begun piloting its drive-through format in Poland with the introduction of 10 outlets and more to follow in Spain and Portugal.

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    Ahold to turn convenience store banner into separate division


    Ahold is to turn its convenience store banner AH to Go into a separate division. AH to Go was formerly managed as part of Ahold’s domestic Albert Heijn operation, alongside Albert Heijn supermarkets and AH XL superstores. Through the restructuring, the retailer aims to be better positioned to react to ...

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    Ahold introduces click-and-collect


    Dutch retailer Ahold has introduced click-and-collect for its domestic entertainment etail operation Bol.com. 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 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 albert.nl 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 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. ...