Ahold Delhaize Reports Strong Sales Growth in the Fourth Quarter
Following the introduction of our Leading Together strategy at our Capital Markets Day in November, Ahold Delhaize today announced consolidated net sales of €16.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 3.0% at constant exchange rates compared to the fourth quarter of last year.
Overall the business delivered another strong sales performance in the fourth quarter and for the full year 2018. For the full year, net sales reached €62.8 billion, up 2.5% at constant exchange rates.
Sales performance in the United States continued to show good momentum with 2.7% comparable sales growth excluding gasoline in the fourth quarter, including a slightly favorable weather impact. In our markets we saw a lower level of inflation compared to the previous quarter. Online sales growth accelerated to ...
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