MarketWatch reports that Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV has reported Q2 net income that was up 68 percent to $417 million, on total revenue that was up 67 percent to $19 billion. The company said that the results were a direct reflection of last year’s Ahold-Delhaize merger, and that synergies has brought the company $137.5 million in savings.


• The Boston Globe reports that Dunkin’ Donuts is planning a new format store in Quincy Point, Massachusetts, which will be the first of its stores “to offer different drive-thru options targeting commuters into Boston … There will be four lanes for ordering converging at one pickup window: one with a microphone for ordering and a window for paying, two with touch-screens for ordering and paying by card, and one for those who already ordered and paid online.”

The store will also test another company initiative - it is getting rid of the “Donuts” from its name and will just be known as “Dunkin’.”


• AppCard Inc., a personalized marketing and shopper analytics platform for retailers, announced the acquisition of ProLogic Retail Services, which provides loyalty marketing solutions for independent grocers. Following the acquisition, AppCard says it will be processing “approximately 500 million transactions per year and reach more than 17 million households, which represents one eighth of the US households.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

(Full disclosure: ProLogic Retail Services is a regular and valued MNB sponsor.)