Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. history, profile and corporate video

   Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., known as Ahold Delhaize, is a food retail group headquartered in Zaandam, Netherlands. It was formed in July 2016 through the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group.

Delhaize Group

   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.


   Twenty years later, in 1887, Albert Heijn and his wife opened a small grocery store in Oostzaan, Netherlands. This small store would form the roots of Ahold.

   The best-known brands of the group are:

United States
  • Food Lion
  • Hannaford
  • Stop & Shop
  • Delhaize
  • Albert Heijn
  • bol.com
  • Albert Heijn
  • bol.com
  • Etos
  • Gall & Gall
Central and Southeastern Europe
  • Albert, Czech Republic
  • Alfa Beta, Greece
  • ENA, Greece
  • Maxi, Serbia
  • Tempo, Serbia
  • Mega Image, Romania

   With more than 380 000 employees and more than 6,500 stores worldwide, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. has a presence in more than 10 countries and it is considered one of the world’s largest food retail groups, one of the largest operators of supermarkets and e-commerce. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.aholddelhaize.com/en”.

**Video published on YouTube by “Ahold Delhaize“.