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News and information on Ahold's merchandising trends and retail pharmacies.

Ahold Delhaize sees sales boost during March

Ahold Delhaize issued a first-quarter business update and 2020 profit outlook, reporting a 34% U.S. sales boost for the month of March.

Retailers embrace micro-fulfillment centers

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.

Stop & Shop’s president, Mark McGowan will depart the company, and Gordon Reid, the president of Giant Food, will become president of Stop & Shop.

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.

The Consumer Goods Forum’s health-and-wellness efforts are bringing together retailers, manufacturers and local organizations to build healthier communities and demand for healthier products.

Produce Rx, a cross-sector partnership between DC Greens, Giant, AmeriHealth Caritas DC, DC Health, and community clinics, offers prescriptions for free fruits and vegetables to qualifying shoppers.

Ahold Delhaize has named Farhan Siddiqi its new chief digital officer and member of the executive committee, effective January 28, 2019.

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.

Consumers are hungry for the kind of health-infused nutrition information an in-store dietitian can bring to the table.

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.

Food Lion announced on Wednesday that it is broadening its footprint in Raleigh, N.C., with the acquisition of a Kroger store.

Food Lion is acquiring four Bi-Lo stores from Southeastern Grocers that operate in Greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, and Columbia, South Carolina.

Ahold Delhaize’s Giant Food Stores is officially opening on Friday its 65th Beer & Wine Eatery in Pennsylvania’s Camp Hill borough.

"Ahold Delhaize USA and its U.S. brands are well positioned to continue to drive growth and innovation," CEO says.

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