Royal Ahold NV history, profile and corporate video
Royal Ahold NV is engaged in food retailing and the operation of supermarket companies. The company operates through three geographical segments: Ahold USA, The Netherlands, and Europe. The Ahold USA segment includes Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle and Peapod. The Netherlands segment covers Albert Heijn, Etos, Gall and Gall, and albert.nl. The Europe segment includes Albert and Hypernova. The company was founded by Albert Heijn on May 27, 1887 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.“
“Ahold Recent history
Ahold announced a new Executive Committee (ExCo) leadership structure to enable the company to accelerate its Reshaping Retail strategy. The new ExCo simplifies the company’s governance structure and decision-making process, and ensures that the company’s business and functional leaders are represented at the highest level.
Giant Carlisle celebrated 90 years of serving its customers with “90 Days of Giving,” a campaign that featured various acts of kindness on the part of store teams for their local communities.
Bol.com launched next-day delivery; successfully expanded into new categories including pets, leisure, homeware and furniture, and gardening and DIY; and recorded record growth in Belgium and its Plaza division, which enables partners to sell through bol.com.
Ahold successfully completed the sale of its stake in Scandinavian retailer ICA and announced the sale of Ahold’s Slovakian business.
Etos launched a new wellness product line and Albert Heijn launched its new own-brand AH BASIC range. The Ahold USA divisions launched a new prescription savings card in June and Albert Heijn rolled out a new Bonus Card in October.
Ahold opened 126 new grocery pick-up points in the U.S. and Europe, and over 700 bol.com non-food pick-up points in Albert Heijn stores.
In March, Ahold commenced a €500 million share buyback program, which was increased to €2 billion in June, to return value to shareholders.
René Dahan stepped down as Chairman of the Supervisory Board after nearly a decade of service to Ahold. Jan Hommen returned to the Supervisory Board to succeed him.”
In July 2016, Delhaize Group merged with Ahold, forming a new company, Ahold Delhaize.
*Information from Forbes.com and Ahold.com
**Video published on YouTube by “Ahold Delhaize“