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 petrol stations.

Boer also sees further growth opportunities in the US and revealed new market entries. Ahold has announced plans to take the AH To Go concept to Germany this year.