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COMPANY PROFILE

AHOLD INVESTS IN
ELECTRONIC SHELF L ABELS
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize announced a strategic partnership with China-based Hanshow Technology
to introduce digital instore applications for its European
brands. As a first step in this collaboration, the brands
will deploy Hanshow's electronic shelf labels across their
store networks. In addition, Ahold Delhaize and Hanshow
will set up a Joint Innovation Lab to develop new in-store
functions and capabilities.
Ahold Delhaize and Hanshow started collaborating in
early 2018 with electronic shelf labels (ESL) in stores at
Delhaize Belgium and Albert Heijn in the Netherlands.
ESL allows customers to easily obtain product information
and pay conveniently with mobile phones or near-field
communication (NFC) cards and also allows for quicker
and more dynamic pricing methods, such as automated
price reductions for items close to the expiration date. This
partnership has been extended and intensified so that the
two companies will now collectively develop new digital
solutions for all Ahold Delhaize's European brands.
The first step in the extended partnership is for Hanshow
to supply ESL to all Ahold Delhaize's European brands in
the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece, Czech
Republic, Serbia and Romania. In the Joint Innovation
Lab, Hanshow and Ahold Delhaize will develop other
digital innovations such as frictionless payment, in-store
navigation and in-store advertising.
As part of the collaboration, Hanshow will move its
European head office to the Amsterdam region, close
to the Ahold Delhaize Global Support Office. This
move will allow both teams to work closely together and
simultaneously develop and test new solutions.
"The digital applications we will develop through this
partnership will enhance the customer experience in
our stores and allow us to operate more efficiently," says
Wouter Kolk, CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe & Indonesia. "Hanshow offers best in class instore applications
and know-how, and we have been very pleased with their
contribution to the mobile phone scan and pay service
'YesWeScan' at Delhaize and with the first wave of installed ESL at Albert Heijn. This is an important step for
Ahold Delhaize and our local brands.".

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Retail Business Services, Ahold's services company in the U.S., also
recently opened a new technology office in Quincy, Massachusetts.

technology office in Quincy. The
building houses 200 information technology associates and
an innovation lab that provide
technology services for the local
brands of Ahold Delhaize USA,
including Stop & Shop in the
Boston area.
At the facility's grand opening,
Retail Business Services associates demoed technologies,
created in the company's innovation lab, that create new instore
experiences for customers and
make grocery shopping easy.
"We're proud to cut the ribbon
on this new office and continue
to be an employer of choice and
a good neighbor in the Quincy
community," Wheeler says. "Our
business provides services to
one of the largest grocery retail
groups in the United States, and
we're rapidly growing as we
support local grocery brands
through a period of evolution
taking place in our industry. This
new space enables us to continue
our trajectory of growth."
Retail Business Services is
hiring for about 70 information
technology positions based in the
new Quincy office and at Retail
Business Services' other East
Coast and Chicago locations.
"We're excited for this new
space as we continue to expand
our team," says Paul Scorza, the
company's executive vice president for IT and chief information

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officer. "Whether it's through
our co-op program that brings
college and graduate students
into our innovation lab for sixmonth rotations, full-time hiring,
or partnerships with start-ups,
universities and others, we're
always in the market for top
talent to support our mission of
creating the next generation of
grocery retail."
The new office includes 30,000
square feet of two recently
renovated floors of a building in
the heart of Quincy at 10 Granite
St., just 8 miles from Boston.
The office was designed using
the activity-based workspace
concept, which includes open
seating, collaboration areas and
multiple size conference rooms
with state-of-the-art video
conferencing equipment. Each
floor has a kitchenette for convenience, and the office offers a
recreation room for associates to
enjoy while on break.
In a move designed to help
spur other IT firms to do business in Quincy, Retail Business
Services will sponsor two technology start-ups for a period of
six months and provide meeting
and mentorship opportunities
with its chief information officer
and other innovation associates.
The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is actively recruiting for
tech start-ups interested in the
opportunity.


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Editor's Note - Waste not
Contents
The Wire - Technomic’s top 2020 foodservice trends
Sobeys testing smart carts
Meijer invests in autonomous work software
Trade TALKS
EXTENSION GRANTED ON LABELING COMPLIANCE
FLAVOR FORWARD
BACON, BOOZE & BBQ
Bakery - Impulse sales
MUFFINS
A clean label option
Abe’s Allergen-Free Alternative
Deli - CHARCUTERIE
PROSCIUTTO STILL ON TOP
Deli - Flatbreads
READY TO BE THE STAR
ONE NAME, MANY PRODUCTS
Meat & Poultry - NOSE-TO-TAIL
Sustainability benefits
Turkey
A DELI PUSH
Produce - Root-to-stem
TOP OF THE CHARTS
Citrus
Seafood - Flounder & halibut
Food Safety - SEAFOOD BEST PRACTICES
COMMISSARY INSIDER
HYGIENE APPAREL
SPOTLIGHT - THE SCIENCE OF FRYING DONUTS
COMPANY PROFILE - AHOLD’S RHODE ISLAND PROCESSING FACILITY/ INNOVATION CENTER
AHOLD INVESTS IN ELECTRONIC SHELF LABELS
OPERATIONS - ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Product Showcase
Advertisers
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Meijer invests in autonomous work software
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Trade TALKS
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - EXTENSION GRANTED ON LABELING COMPLIANCE
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - FLAVOR FORWARD
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - BACON, BOOZE & BBQ
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Bakery - Impulse sales
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - MUFFINS
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Abe’s Allergen-Free Alternative
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Deli - CHARCUTERIE
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - 27
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - PROSCIUTTO STILL ON TOP
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Deli - Flatbreads
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - READY TO BE THE STAR
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - ONE NAME, MANY PRODUCTS
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Meat & Poultry - NOSE-TO-TAIL
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Sustainability benefits
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Turkey
Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - A DELI PUSH
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Produce - Root-to-stem
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - TOP OF THE CHARTS
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Seafood - Flounder & halibut
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - Food Safety - SEAFOOD BEST PRACTICES
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - HYGIENE APPAREL
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - THE SCIENCE OF FRYING DONUTS
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - COMPANY PROFILE - AHOLD’S RHODE ISLAND PROCESSING FACILITY/ INNOVATION CENTER
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - AHOLD INVESTS IN ELECTRONIC SHELF LABELS
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Supermarket Perimeter - November 2019 - OPERATIONS - ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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