Ahold Delhaize

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., commonly known as Ahold Delhaize, is a Dutch-Belgian retail company, operating supermarkets and e-commerce businesses. Its 21 local brands employ 375,000 people at 6,500 stores in 11 countries. Formats include supermarkets, convenience stores, hypermarkets, online grocery, online non-food, drugstores, and liquor stores.

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.
Naamloze vennootschap
Traded asEuronextAD
ISINNL0011794037 Edit this on Wikidata
Founded24 July 2016; 3 years ago (2016-07-24)
FounderAhold Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersZaandam, Netherlands
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
372,000 (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
Parentnone Edit this on Wikidata
Websitewww.aholddelhaize.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

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 also 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 experiences significant growth in the United States (Food Lion), Netherlands, and online.[8] Growth in Belgium is minimal.[8]

Brands and formatsEdit

Ahold Delhaize owns or co-owns a number of supermarket chains and e-commerce businesses:[9]





Czech RepublicEdit

  • Albert: supermarkets, compact hypers







North AmericaEdit

United StatesEdit

  • Bfresh:[10] founded 2015; 2 stores as of 2020 (MA)
  • Food Lion: founded 1957; 1,031 stores as of 2020 (DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV)
  • Hannaford: founded 1883; 181 stores as of 2020 (ME, MA, NH, NY and VT)
  • Giant Food Stores: founded 1923; 184 stores as of 2020, including 150 Giant stores (PA) and 34 Martin's stores (MD, PA, VA and WV)
  • Giant Food: founded 1936; 164 stores as of 2020 (DE, DC, MD and VA)
  • Peapod: founded 1989; delivery service
  • Stop & Shop: founded 1914; 421 stores as of 2020 (CT, MA, NJ, NY and RI)

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "Where we operate | Ahold Delhaize". aholddelhaize.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  10. ^ "bfresh | Grocery Store". bfresh.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.

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