FreshDirect CEO Says Customers Will Only See Benefits After Dutch Grocer Buys Majority Stake

November 24, 2020 Amelia Lucas, CNBC

The Dutch company already has a foothold in U.S. grocery e-commerce through Peapod, which was the first company in the country dedicated to online grocery delivery. But FreshDirect’s specialty is fresh food, which represents about 60% of its total sales, and it has a higher market share than Peapod in the New York tri-state area.

Ahold Delhaize and Centerbridge Partners Announce Acquisition of FreshDirect

November 19, 2020 Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize will acquire the majority share, funded by cash on hand, and Centerbridge Partners will be a minority equity investor with a 20% stake.

Ahold Delhaize Invests in Sustainable Products, Reduces Climate Impact and Promotes Healthier Eating Using Funds Raised With Sustainability Bond

July 3, 2020 Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize announces that the full proceeds of the company’s first Sustainability Bond have been used to support the increased consumption of sustainably sourced products, further reduce the company’s climate impact and increase sales of healthier products.

Ahold Delhaize Announces U.S. Brand Food Lion to Acquire 62 Stores From Southeastern Grocers

June 4, 2020 Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize announces today that Food Lion, its second largest brand in the United States, by sales, has agreed to purchase 62 BI-LO and Harveys Supermarkets from Southeastern Grocers.

Ahold Delhaize Steps Up Healthy & Sustainable Ambition For People, Planet and Business

February 25, 2020 Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize today announces new long-term targets for its Healthy and Sustainable growth driver. Entering the last year of fulfilling its 2020 sustainability targets, the company has established a new set of ambitions to inspire customers to make healthier and more informed choices, to increase product transparency, and to eliminate waste.