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Prepare for Disruption in Belgium

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How much of a threat is Dutch Jumbo’s market entry for established players in Belgium?
Topics: Jumbo Colruyt Group Ahold Delhaize

Grocers Bet on New Growth Channels

Drugstores, pharmacies and speciality food stores have become European grocers’ fastest growing channels while their non-food formats are struggling. But what are the drivers of this trend and will more grocers turn to new channels?
Topics: Casino ICA Gruppen Magnit Crai Ahold Delhaize

Time to Export the Minimarket

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Proximity shopping is on the rise - who will be the first real pan-European convenience store leaders?
Topics: Carrefour Reitangruppen Spar South Africa Auchan Tesco Couche-Tard Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize Shines in the Netherlands

Ahold Delhaize has seen strong sales growth in the grocer’s Dutch home market and its Central and South-Eastern European markets. But for the entire group, preliminary pro forma net sales climbed just 0.6% in financial 2017.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi Delhaize Group Ahold Delhaize Ahold

Mega Image Drives Expansion

Ahold Delhaize’s supermarket operation Mega Image has recently begun piloting online grocery in Romania. In the coming year store expansion is also expected to step up, with 50 to 60 new Mega Image supermarkets and more Shop & Go convenience stores planned.
Topics: Ahold Delhaize

Albert Heijn Launches Tap, Grab and Go in the Netherlands

Dutch market leader Albert Heijn has started its test of a checkout-less store, named ‘Tap to Go’. It works by shoppers tapping a card against the respective price tag on the shelf if they want to buy a product.
Topics: Ahold Delhaize

Albert Heijn To Leave Germany

Ahold Delhaize is to leave the German market by the end of March 2018. The Dutch market leader had been present in the country since 2012 with its convenience store banner Albert Heijn to Go.
Topics: Ahold Delhaize

Albert Heijn Pushes XL Concept

Albert Heijn plans to (re)open three superstores under its AH XL banner by the end of the year. The refurbishment of two stores in Alkmaar and Tilburg will be finalised and a brand new outlet is to open in Zaandam.
Topics: Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize to Work on Price Positioning

Ahold Delhaize intends to improve Delhaize Belgium’s pricing strategy. CEO Dick Boer told local newspaper De Tijd that Delhaize was indeed in good shape to compete with “other traditional chains” but that there were also several discounters in the market.
Topics: Ahold Delhaize

Albert Heijn Opens Asian Cuisine Pop-Up Store

Albert Heijn has opened a pop-up store in Antwerp that focuses on Asian cuisine. Shoppers can try seven different Asian dishes and buy the ingredients needed to prepare them.
Topics: Ahold Delhaize