Ahold started in 1887, with the founding of a grocery store by Albert Heijin in Oostzaan, Netherlands. The grocery chain became successful and expanded through the first half of the 20th century and later became public in 1948. Founder’s grandson Albert and Gerrit Jan Heijin helped the company to make a significant impact on food retail under their leadership. The company also marked culinary development in the country and popularized products such as wine, sherry and kiwi fruit which contributed to the introduction of the refrigerator in Dutch households and introduced ready meals and frozen pizzas to Dutch consumers. In 1970’s, Albert Heijin became the largest grocery chain in the Netherlands, which expanded into liquor stores and health and beauty care stores. Albert Heijin changed its name to Ahold as an abbreviation of Albert Heijin holding in 1973. The company began expanding internationally and acquired companies in Spain and the United States. Ahold accelerated its growth in the latter half of the 1990s in Central Europe, Latin America and Asia and under a new leadership team which did not include any members of the Heijin family. The company received the designation “Royal” in 1987 from Dutch Queen Beatrix, the award is only given to companies that have operated honorably for one hundred years. And that same year Ahold Executive Gerrit Jan Heijin and the only brother of Albert Heijin was kidnapped for ransom and murdered. The company also suffered to main accounting irregularities where some related promotional allowances was overstated. Dutch law filed fraud charges against Ahold but settled in September 2004 when the company paid a fine. On May 2003, Anders Moberg became CEO and under his leadership Ahold launched a strategy that restores its financial health and helped strengthen its business. The company focused on improving product and services being offered and re-organized the company into two continental organizations. In March 2011, Dick Boer, the new appointed CEO announced the new phase of the company’s strategy and designed six pillars for growth which are; increase customer loyalty, broaden their offerings, expand geographically, simplicity, responsible retailing and their people.
Assistant Produce Manager
As an Assistant Produce Manager, you will enter orders, schedule work/production, supervises and trains Associates. You will check dates, changes of pricing of items going out of code and do other tasks as needed.
Night Stock Associate
As the Night Stock Associate, you will unload trucks with a pallet jack.
As an Order Selector, you will be responsible in distinguishing and differentiating colors and numbers to select correctly within the warehouse system. Select store orders and following system guidelines, must be able to lift up to 60lbs continuously and able to stand and walk for a 10 hour period.
Working with Ahold USA
Ahold USA has four regional divisions in the United States, namely Stop & Shop New York Metro, Stop & Shop New England, Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle. They operate nearly 750 supermarkets in 13 states along with Peapod, the company’s online grocery shopping/delivery service. At Ahold USA, they provide their associates with a chance to grow a career in the following areas; Merchandising, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Operations, Marketing, Information Technology and Retail Management. They offer a unique opportunity to work with a team and they believe provide a wide range of training and development programs along with benefits and incentive plans. They believe that their associates help the company to get better every day, by putting their customers first. You make a better choice by choosing a career with Ahold USA.