Ahold Delhaize

    Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., known as Ahold Delhaize, is a food retail group headquartered in Zaandam, Netherlands.


       Ahold Delhaize was formed in 2016 from the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group. Ahold‘s origins date back to 1887 when Albert Heijn and his wife opened a small grocery store in Oostzaan, Netherlands. Delhaize Group traces its roots back to 1867 when the Delhaize brothers opened a wholesale grocery business in Charleroi, Belgium, and chose the lion as their logo.

       In 1952, the Delhaize brothers and Albert Heijn pioneered the use of their own branded products and introduced the concept of the self-service store supermarket.

       In 2023, Ahold Delhaize announced the acquisition of Romanian retailer Profi from MidEuropa Partners.


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    • Bol (Netherlands / Belgium) – Online shopping with a focus on general merchandise;
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    • Maxi (Serbia) – Supermarkets, convenience stores, hypermarkets, online shopping;
    • Mega Image (Romania) – Supermarkets, convenience stores, online shopping;
    • Peapod Digital Labs (United States);
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    • Retail Business Services (United States);
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       With over 414,000 employees and more than 7,500 local grocery, small format and specialty stores in over 10 countries, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. is considered one of the world’s largest food retail groups. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in The World.

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