|Euronext Amsterdam: AD
|Founded||25 July 2016|
|Revenue||€74.7 billion (2020)|
|€1.4 billion (2020)|
Number of employees
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (in Dutch literally "Royal Ahold Delhaize"), commonly known as Ahold Delhaize, is a Dutch multinational retail and wholesale holding company. Its name comes from the merger between Ahold (Dutch) and Delhaize Group (Belgian), the two merging companies which form the present-day Ahold Delhaize. Its business format includes supermarkets, convenience stores, hypermarkets, online grocery, online non-food, drugstores, and liquor stores. Its 21 local brands employ 375,000 people at 6,500 stores in 11 countries, predominantly the Netherlands and Belgium.
Ahold Delhaize's international headquarters is in Zaandam, Netherlands; it is the headquarters of the merging partner company Ahold. Its brands are active in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Serbia, and the United States. It also participates in joint ventures in Indonesia and Portugal.
Ahold Delhaize shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels (ticker: AD). Ahold's CEO, Dick Boer, became the CEO of Ahold Delhaize until his retirement in 2018, and Frans Muller, former CEO of Delhaize Group, succeeded Dick Boer, after previously having served under Dick Boer's supervision, as the deputy CEO, chief integration officer and acting chief operations officer (ad interim) of Delhaize America.
Operating more than 2,000 stores across 23 states, Ahold Delhaize is among the largest food and consumables retailers in the United States via their subsidiaries.
Ahold Delhaize was formed in July 2016, from the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group. Delhaize Group dates back to 1867, when the Delhaize brothers opened a shop in Charleroi, Belgium. Ahold, originally named Albert Heijn N.V., started in 1887 when Albert Heijn bought the general store of his father in the Dutch town of Oostzaan. He gave the store his name, and transformed it into a modern specialized grocery, together with his wife Neeltje Heijn. After a few years he owned a chain of Dutch stores.
In 2018, the company experienced significant growth in the United States (Food Lion), the Netherlands, and online. Growth in Belgium has been minimal.
With around 380,000 employees in almost 7,000 stores, the company achieved a turnover of 66 billion euros in 2019.
Beginning in June of 2020, Ahold Delhaize implemented a partnership with Instacart to provide home delivery from more than 750 stores operated under the Hannaford, Food Lion, Giant Food, and Stop & Shop brands. The company further expanded in the United States with the acquisition of a majority stake in FreshDirect, an online grocer. As of 2021, Ahold Delhaize has plans to establish Ship2Me, an online marketplace featuring food and merchandise items, in the second half of the year. 
Brands and formats
Ahold Delhaize (co-)owns a number of supermarket chains and e-commerce businesses.
|Belgium||Delhaize||Supermarket||1867||754||Including Proxy Delhaize (245 stores), AD Delhaize (222 stores), Shop & Go (150 stores), Fresh Atelier (8 stores) and Delhaize.be.|
|Albert Heijn||Supermarket||2011||53||Including AH.be|
(2012 by Ahold)
|Greece||Alfa Beta Vassilopoulos||Supermarket||1939
(1992 by Delhaize)
|526||Including AB City (21 stores), AB Food Market (81 stores), AB Shop & Go (122 stores).|
|Ena||Cash & Carry||-
(2000 by Delhaize)
|Indonesia||Super Indo||Supermarket||1997||171||Joint venture with Salim Group, Ahold Delhaize holds a 51% share.|
|Luxembourg||Delhaize||Supermarket||54||Including Proxy Delhaize (21 stores), AD Delhaize (2 stores), Shop & Go (23 stores).|
|Portugal||Pingo Doce||Supermarket||1980||436||Joint venture with Jerónimo Martins, Ahold Delhaize holds a 49% share.|
(2000 by Delhaize)
|854||Including Shop & Go (435 stores), Mega Image - Concept (4 stores) and Gusturi Romanesti (2 stores).|
(2011 by Delhaize)
|434||Including Shop & Go (192 stores).|
|Netherlands||Albert Heijn||Supermarket||1877||990||Including AH to go (87 stores), AH XL (37 stores) and AH.nl.|
|Gall & Gall||Liquor store||1884
(1989 by Ahold)
(1973 by Ahold)
(2012 by Ahold)
|United States||Bottom Dollar Food||grocery||2005
(2005 by Delhaize America.)
|n/a||Defunct; sold to Aldi on January 12, 2015|
(1974 by Delhaize)
(2020 by Ahold Delhaize)
(1981 by Ahold)
|193||Including Martin's (34 stores).|
(1998 by Ahold)
(2000 by Delhaize)
|Stop & Shop||Supermarket||1914
(1996 by Ahold)
(2000 (51%), 2001 (100%) by Ahold)
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