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What the analysts say - Ahold faces challenges

Ahold's shares rose yesterday after the retail giant's fourth-quarter margins beat market forecasts. However, some analysts believe the Dutc...

What the analysts say - Ahold Q3 and Slovakia exit

Ahold shares dropped today (14 Novermber) after the Netherlands-based retailer warned its domestic market share is coming under pressure. Ho...

Ahold to monitor pricing in "volume pressured" US

Dutch retailer Ahold has said it will continue to evaluate its price positioning in the US as retailers in the country face pressure on sale...

Kroger to benefit from surprise Harris Teeter deal

US retail giant Kroger this week struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter in a deal worth US$2.44bn. Analysts believe t...

Latest Interviews

Full steam ahead for Hakon with ICA deal 12 Feb 2013

Michelle Russell

Sweden-based retailer ICA now has one owner after Ahold, the Dutch retail giant and its largest shareholder, sold out to venture partner Hakon Invest, the Swedish investment fund. Michelle Russell spoke with Hakon CFO Göran Blomberg about Hakon's strategy for the business and the benefits he hopes the deal will bring.


Sustainability Watch – Ahold 28 Apr 2011

Ben Cooper

Netherlands-based food retail group Ahold has recently committed itself to a range of sustainability targets. Speaking with Ben Cooper for this month's Sustainability Watch, Ahold's executive vice president and chief corporate governance counsel, Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh, expands on the company's approach to sustainability and the need to balance ambition and pragmatism.

Latest News

Hilton shares slide on meat firm's outlook 9 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Hilton Food Group dropped today (9 September) after the UK meat supplier's guidance for the rest of 2014 prompted analysts to downgrade their forecasts.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 17 Mar 2014

Dean Best

The biggest story of the week came as it started - with the announcement of the proposed merger between banana giants Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes. Elsewhere, UK grocers Morrisons and The Co-operative Group grabbed the headlines - the former for its bid to revive sales and the latter for the resignation of its chief executive.


Ahold to buy Spar's Czech stores 11 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Ahold today (11 March) announced a deal to buy Spar International's business in the Czech Republic.


Ahold Q4 results cheer market 27 Feb 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Ahold climbed today (27 February) despite a drop in fourth-quarter net income after the Dutch retail giant's operating profit and margins came in above analyst forecasts.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 20 Jan 2014

Dean Best

US group Hain Celestial swooped again in the UK last week, snapping up UK rice business Tilda. Meanwhile, obesity grabbed UK headlines with warnings forecasts for the condition could have under-estimated the problem. Fonterra issued another product recall, Saputo received a boost in its bid to buy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, while our first just-food interview of 2014 saw us meet Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan.

Latest blogs

Mega deal set to shake up US foodservice distribution 10 Dec 2013

Dean Best

Off our beat but food manufacturers serving the US foodservice sector should note the proposed takeover of US Foods by rival Sysco.


Key industry insight for you while just-food takes a break 26 Aug 2013

Dean Best

It's a public holiday in the UK today (26 August) - thankfully the sun is just breaking through here in south London to help us bask in our Ashes victory - and, while we take a day's break, here are some of last week's top interviews, comment and analysis in case you missed them.

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