Albert Heijn: Creating Agility in Retail with Kubernetes

Albert Heijn: Creating Agility in Retail with Kubernetes

Albert Heijn: Creating Agility in Retail with Kubernetes

Location: Zaandam, The Netherlands

Industry: retail

The Highlights

  • 80 percent reduction in management hours
  • 80 percent reduction in testing time
  • 99.95 percent uptime
  • New instances created in minutes
  • Reduced complexity in public cloud migration

Who Is Albert Heijn?

Albert Heijn was founded more than 130 years ago in the Netherlands and is now part of one of the world’s largest food retail groups — Ahold Delhaize — a leader in retail and e-commerce, and a company at the forefront of sustainable retailing. With more than 950 stores and an established online business (AH.nl), Albert Heijn is the leading food retailer in the Netherlands and has a presence in Belgium. Albert Heijn’s mission is to be the most loved and healthiest company in the Netherlands. The company has a clear focus on customer satisfaction — with a desire to inspire, surprise and provide rewarding experiences in all 900 localities where it has a presence.

With an innovation-first and customer-centric strategy, the technology team at Albert Heijn has always put the needs of its customers first. The company is now at the forefront of container adoption in the retail space as it looks to the future of grocery shopping and how to best respond to market and environmental changes. With Rancher, the Albert Heijn team can manage the workload through the UI and fully automate cluster management through APIs. Development is more secure and updates are a one-step process.

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