Increasingly, Ahold’s focus isn’t just about bricks, but also clicks. The company has set an ambitious goal to triple its global online sales by 2016, which would bring it to about $2 billion. In the U.S., those efforts are focused on Peapod, which has been associated with Ahold since 1991, while in the Netherlands the online business is Albert.nl. This is being supported by investments in technology. “On both sides of the ocean we have the No. 1 position in food ...

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