Supermarket group Ahold Delhaize, the parent company of Albert Heijn, also benefited in terms of turnover from the corona crisis in the second corona year. This is partly because certain sectors such as the catering industry were closed for a while or were only allowed to open for a limited time. As a result, consumers shopped more at supermarkets.
Ahold Delhaize recorded an annual turnover of 75.6 billion euros. That was 3.3 percent more than in 2021. In the first corona year 2020, the turnover in the company’s supermarkets also increased sharply.
Results in the closing quarter of 2021 were better than expected, despite supply chain challenges and inflationary pressures, according to CEO Frans Muller. In addition, the company has rapidly increased its investments in online sales, according to Muller. Online sales grew by more than a third year on year. These have more than doubled in two years.
Muller also points out that 38 branches of supermarket chain DEEN in the Netherlands have been acquired and successfully converted into Albert Heijn stores. By adding the stores, Albert Heijn has strengthened its leading market position in the Netherlands.
Parent company Albert Heijn further increased turnover
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