Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (formerly Royal Ahold) has a super market presence in the US and Europe. The retail company owns or has an interest in more than 6,500 supermarkets and specialty stores in two dozen US states and across Europe. Formed in 2016 from the merger of Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group, the company ranks as a leading supermarket operator along the East Coast of the US under the Giant Food ,Stop & Shop, Food Lion, and other banners. The company also operates Albert Heijn (the #1 food retailer in The Netherlands), as well as stores in Germany, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. Other interests include the US online grocery ordering and delivery service Peapod, as well as Gall & Gall liquor stores. The company owns some 35 retail brands.
Comprising nearly a third of Ahold Delhaize's stores, the company's US retail operations include more than 2,000 supermarkets and convenience stores. Food Lion is by far the company's largest chain in terms of store numbers, with nearly 1,100 stores located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other eastern US states. The company also operates more than 400 Stop & Shop convenience stores across New England and New York.
Ahold Delhaize's nonfood operations in the Netherlands include about 540 Etos drugstores and some 600 Gall & Gall wine and liquor shops. It also operates online ordering and delivery service bol.com, a leading e-tailer in the Netherlands and Belgium. Elsewhere in Europe, the company operates the Albert chain, with about 330 stores in the Czech Republic, and as part of a joint venture with Jerónimo Martins, about 380 Pingo Doce supermarkets in Portugal. The company also has a significant presence in Romania through its 480-store Mega Image supermarket chain.
Ahold Delhaize operates in Indonesia through a majority ownership stake in joint venture Super Indo, the country's largest supermarket chain and operator of some 135 stores. Indonesian retail operator Salim Group owns the remaining minority stake in the chain.
The company's 2,000 US supermarket and convenience stores operate in nearly two dozen East Coast states and the District of Columbia. Across Europe, the company has a significant market presence in Belgium and the Netherlands, where it operates supermarkets (Delhaize and Albert Heijn), neighborhood grocery stores (Proxy Delhaize), convenience stores (Stop & Go), and liquor stores (Gall & Gall). The company also operates stores in Greece (Alfa-Beta), Serbia (MAXI), Czech Republic (Albert), and Romania (Mega Image).
Ahold Delhaize also has a strong presence in Portugal through its Pingo Doce supermarket joint venture and in Indonesia through a majority ownership stake in the country's Super Indo supermarket chain.
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize was formed in 2016 when supermarket giants Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group merged. The merger included bringing together Royal Ahold's 3,200 stores and Delhaize Group's 3,500 stores, some of which competed in the same markets in the US and Europe. Delhaize's major pre-merger brands included the Food Lion supermarket chain, as well as the Delhaize chain of stores in Europe, and Super Indo in Indonesia, while Royal Ahold's key brands comprised Giant Food, Stop & Shop, and Albert Heijn.