Ahold Delhaize

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Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded asEuronextAD
ISINNL0011794037 Edit this on Wikidata
Founded24 July 2016; 4 years ago (2016-07-24)
FounderAhold Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersZaandam, Netherlands
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
Key people
Frans Muller (President and CEO)
Kevin Holt (CEO Ahold Delhaize USA)
Wouter Kolk (CEO the Netherlands and Belgium)
Jeff Carr (CFO)
RevenueIncrease 62.3 billion
2,395,000,000 euro (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
1,793,000,000 euro[1] (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
Total assets33,331,000,000 euro (30 December 2018) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
Website www.aholddelhaize.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., commonly known as Ahold Delhaize, is a Dutch-Belgian grocery retail company. 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.

Ahold Delhaize's international headquarters is in Zaandam, Netherlands.[2] Its brands are active in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Serbia, and the United States. It participates in joint ventures in Indonesia and Portugal.

Ahold Delhaize shares are listed[3] on Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels (ticker: AD). Ahold's former CEO, Dick Boer, was the CEO of Ahold Delhaize until his retirement in 2018, and Frans Muller, former CEO of Delhaize Group, became CEO after previously having served as the deputy CEO, chief integration officer and acting chief operations officer (ad interim) of Delhaize America.[4][5]


Ahold Delhaize was formed in July 2016 from the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group.[6][7] Delhaize Group dates back to 1867, when the Delhaize brothers opened a wholesale grocery business in Charleroi, Belgium. Ahold traces its roots back to 1887, when Albert Heijn opened a first store in the Dutch town of Oostzaan.

In 2018 the company experienced significant growth in the United States (Food Lion), the Netherlands, and online.[8] Growth in Belgium has been minimal.[8]

Brands and formats[edit]

Ahold Delhaize (co-)owns a number of supermarket chains and e-commerce businesses.[9]

Country Company Type Opening
Stores Note
 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
Bol.com E-commerce 1999
(2012 by Ahold)
 Czech Republic Albert Supermarket 1991 324
 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.
 Romania Mega Image Supermarket 1995
(2000 by Delhaize)
779 Including Shop & Go (435 stores), Mega Image - Concept (4 stores) and Gusturi Romanesti (2 stores).
 Serbia Maxi Supermarket 2000
(2011 by Delhaize)
434 Including Shop & Go (192 stores).
Tempo Supermarket 2003 12
 The 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)
Etos Drug store 1919
(1973 by Ahold)
Bol.com E-commerce 1999
(2012 by Ahold)
 United States of America Food Lion Supermarket 1957
(1974 by Delhaize)
Giant Supermarket 1923
(1998 by Ahold)
Giant Food Supermarket 1936
(1998 by Ahold)
Hannaford Supermarket 1883
(2000 by Delhaize)
Stop & Shop Supermarket 1914
(1995 by Ahold)
Peapod Online grocer 1989
(2000 (51%), 2001 (100%) by Ahold)
Bfresh Supermarket 2014 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annual report Ahold Delhaize 2018" (PDF).
  2. ^ ""Hoofdkantoor Ahold-Delhaize komt in Nederland" - HLN.be". hln.be. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "First Trading Day Ahold Delhaize on Euronext". Euronext. Archived from the original on 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ahold, Delhaize complete merger agreement". SupermarketNews. 24 June 2015. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ "FT.com". ft.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Delhaize Group and Ahold complete merger after receiving clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission". GlobeNewswire. 23 July 2016. Archived from the original on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  7. ^ "A New U.S.-European Grocery Giant Is Born - WSJ". wsj.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Stevige groei bij Ahold Delhaize". Telegraaf. 7 November 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.aholddelhaize.com/en/brands/

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