Food and drug retailers increasingly are exploring the opportunity to conduct e-commerce fulfillment from micro-fulfillment centers, rather than picking from their existing stores or shipping from full-sized warehouses.
With 2,000 stores and 23 distribution centers, Ahold Delhaize has shaped itself into a formidable competitor. Regardless of format, Ahold Delhaize’s stores manage to balance the convenience of being a one-stop shop with a neighborhood market feel.
Ahold Delhaize on Thursday named Kevin Holt CEO of its newly minted Ahold Delhaize USA division, which will serve as the parent company for all of Ahold Delhaize's U.S. companies, including its local brands, Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant, Hannaford, Giant/Martin's and Peapod, as well as Retail Business Services, the U.S. shared services company providing support to the brands.
Ahold Delhaize entered 2017 as a newly combined global retail powerhouse that is pursuing a range of initiatives to advance pharmacy and health-and-wellness strategies in the United States. The merger of the European-based Ahold and Delhaize formed Ahold Delhaize last July, producing a giant entity with 6,500 stores in 11 countries.