July 8, 2013

Royal Ahold's U.S. division has appointed a new executive to head the division's brand management and private label development, the company said.

July 3, 2013

Less than a year after it unveiled its "virtual grocery store" concept at commuter rail stations in Chicago and the Northeast, online grocer Peapod is taking the idea on the road in a new promotional campaign.

July 2, 2013

A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

June 27, 2013

Ahold repurchased 3.3 million shares as part of a share-buyback program announced earlier this year, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

June 18, 2013

Royal Ahold has hired Hanneke Faber as chief commercial officer as part of a new executive committee leadership structure that the Dutch supermarket operator said would allow it to accelerate its "reshaping retail" business strategy by simplifying governance structure and decision making.

June 14, 2013

Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.

June 12, 2013

An industry network of 400 retailers, manufacturers and other companies has appointed the head of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold to an executive position.

June 11, 2013

Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

June 10, 2013

Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

June 7, 2013

Giant-Carlisle is donating more than half a million dollars to support the USO and other programs to support members of the armed services.

June 6, 2013

Supermarket operator Ahold USA has completed rolling out prescription-savings cards at the chains it operates with the introduction of the cards in Giant Food Stores.

June 4, 2013

Royal Ahold is quadrupling the size of its share-buyback program amid strong first-quarter 2013 sales and the sale of its majority stake in a supermarket chain, the Netherlands-based supermarket operator said.

May 30, 2013

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

May 30, 2013

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

May 15, 2013

A division of Ahold USA is donating millions of dollars to local schools.

May 14, 2013

Royal Ahold has appointed Ben Wishart as group chief information officer, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

May 13, 2013

Nearly all of Royal Ahold's Albert Heijn stores in the Netherlands will have pick-up points for the company's Bol.com online grocery service by this summer, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

April 22, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., is one of several retailers promoting environmental awareness as part of Earth Day, the Ahold USA-owned retailer said.

April 19, 2013

Ahold USA and its Stop & Shop banner have donated half a million dollars to a charitable organization set up to aid victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.

April 18, 2013

Stop & Shop is marking Earth Day on Monday by emphasizing the measures it has taken to reduce its effects on the environment, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

April 18, 2013

Stop & Shop will sponsor a healthy-eating summit for middle schoolers in New Jersey on Thursday, the supermarket chain said.

April 17, 2013

Royal Ahold CEO Dick Boer expressed condolences for the victims of Monday's bombing of the Boston Marathon in a meeting with shareholders Wednesday.