Ahold Delhaize news

17 February 2020
Albert Heijn plans to introduce grocery home deliveries in Belgium. The service is due to start this coming spring. Available in the Antwerp region only, for now The home delivery service will be initially available in Antwerp region, before being expanded across other regions in the country. General manager of Albert Heijn Belgium, Raf Van den Heuvel, said: " Delivering at home reinforc...
03 February 2020
Dutch retailer Albert Heijn is due to open two Home Shop Centres (HSCs) in the Netherlands, hence doubling the capacity of its home delivery network. Oosterhout and Bleiswijk The HSCs span across 20,000 square metres, and will be able to process around 40,000 orders per week. According to Albert Heijn, both locations, which are expected to open at the end of this year or early next year, wi...
13 January 2020
Ahold Delhaize’s subsidiary, Giant Food Stores, has announced plans to build a new online fulfilment hub and pickup facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Second e-commerce hub in the state The new hub spans across 124,000 square feet, and is due to be the largest Giant Food Stores’ facility in the state of Pennsylvania. The retailer is also planning to build a couple of new locations: ...
03 January 2020
Stop & Shop, a subsidiary of Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize based in the US, is planning to open a DC at a former JCPenney facility in Manchester, Connecticut. A 15-year lease Stop & Shop is due to use 975,000 square feet of the 1.95 million square feet facility, while JC Penney agreed to stay in the remaining space. Stop & Shop plans to acquire the facility in April. The move forms part ...
11 December 2019
Ahold Delhaize USA is due to invest $480 million to transform and expand its supply chain operations on the U.S East coast. A fully integrated self-distribution model The aim of the three-year strategy is to shift the company’s U.S supply chain into a fully integrated, self-distribution model. Under the plan, Ahold Delhaize USA will acquire three distribution centres from C&S Wholesale Groc...
29 October 2019
Automated micro-fulfillment has emerged as one of the key trends in the US grocery ecommerce channel. We recently visited a site with Takeoff Technologies, the leading company in this space with multiple sites operational, to see its model in action. Range of fulfillment models The challenge of developing a profitable model for grocery ecommerce as it scales is underpinning much of the in...
18 October 2019
Retailers globally are launching campaigns to become more sustainable. One of the main initiatives being adopted is seeing them target food waste. We looked at four initiative ways retailers are aiming to reduce their food waste.   Kaufland adopts innovating Too Good To Go app Germany-based Kaufland has partnered with Too Good To Go, which offers food products at reduced prices, just before...
18 October 2019
Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, has inaugurated a new fresh food processing facility in North Kingston, Rhode Island. Production of cut fruit and vegetables to begin in 2020 The facility currently produces a range of products including leaf, grain and pasta salads, sandwiches, wraps amongst other items usually found in deli sections of supermarkets. In ...
11 October 2019
Food Lion plans to expand its 'To-Go' online grocery pickup at an additional 50 stores in five states. ‘To-Go’ available in 200 stores in total The ‘To-Go’ service will be rolled out in additional stores based in Delaware, the Carolinas, Virginia and West Virginia, starting from the 14 th of October. Overall, there will be 200 stores that offer the Click-and-Collect service. Deborah Sab...
27 September 2019
Ahold Delhaize has set an ambitious food waste reduction target. Precisely, it aims to halve the amount of food waste it generates by 2030. Stepping up the fight against food waste The retailer has previously committed to reducing its food waste by 20% by 2020, before increasing its target to 50% by 2030. It has also joined a global initiative that’s been launched few days ago at the United...