Netherlands news

21 January 2020
Amazon is set to launch Marketplace in the Netherlands later this year, making products from Dutch and international sellers available to customers. Registration for third-party sellers Amazon has operated a website in the Netherlands since 2014, where it has since sold books. As well as this, customers in the Netherlands have been able to shop on Amazon’s German website using a Dutch langu...
17 January 2020
We look at Ahold Delhaize’s renewed partnership with NCR Corporation and how Jumbo is expanding its online meal delivery service. Ahold Delhaize renews partnership with NCR… Ahold Delhaize has signed a new five-year contract with technology provider NCR Corporation to provide digital connected services to its banners (Albert Heijn, Etos and Gall & Gall) in the Netherlands. The contract will...
08 January 2020
Netherlands-based Jumbo has announced its annual results for 2019, posting an increase of 14% in turnover to €8.43 bn (US$5.2 bn). Jumbo’s foodservice format La Place saw its turnover increase by 10% to €165 m (US$183.7 m). Meanwhile, the conversion of the remaining Emté stores generated €85 m (US$94.6 m) in the first half of the year. Store network At the end of 2019, Jumbo operated a tota...
07 January 2020
We round up the latest results from Netherlands-based PLUS, Coop and Sligro as they post their FY2019 results. PLUS: 5.4% growth in turnover to €2.61 bn PLUS saw its turnover increase by 5.4% to €2.61 bn (US$2.92 bn) and its ecommerce sales growth reach 33%. The retailer attributed its growth to the addition of six entrepreneurs who switched to the formula during the year. 13 stores were al...
20 December 2019
Denmark-based Salling Group has committed to removing all private label products that contain caged eggs. In Sweden, Axfood develops its EMV private label range and announced plans to trial mobile pick-up stations in 2020. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Albert Heijn launches a Christmas campaign and Jumbo takes over 17 HEMA locations. Denmark: Salling Group to remove private label SKUs containi...
19 December 2019
We round up the latest news from Picnic and Vomar, as the merger between Ekoplaza and Marqt is approved. Picnic to build a robotic fulfilment centre… Online supermarket Picnic has announced plans to invest €250 m (US$278.4 m) in building a robotic fulfilment centre (FC). All existing shareholders have contributed to financing the FC and ABN AMRO has provided a bank loan of €50 m (US$56 m). ...
26 November 2019
We round up the latest news from retailers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. Netherlands: Albert Heijn launches automated store at Schiphol Airport After successfully piloting its new ‘plug-and-play’ store concept in Zaandam in September 2019, Albert Heijn has expanded the trial to Schiphol Airport. This will see the retailer launch its second fully automated store, on the Jan D...
21 November 2019
Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn (AH) is hosting in-store cooking demos through FoodFirst Network. In addition, the retailer receives positive feedback from its Nutri-Score trial and develops a blockchain for eggs. FoodFirst Network cooking demos AH has announced that FoodFirst Network will give cooking demos in all AH XL stores for five weekends. The lifestyle platform, which was acquired...
20 November 2019
We round up the latest news from Dutch retailers Jan Linders, Jumbo and Lidl. Lidl tests scan & go Lidl is testing scan & go in its store in Huizen as an extension of the self-scan facilities that it currently offers. The discounter also plans to trial the technology in Oud-Beijerland at the end of December 2019. Lidl said, “We see that customers want to pack their groceries right away....
19 November 2019
We look at how Netherlands-based online grocery retailers Bol.com and Picnic are growing their online offers. Bol.com adds page for sustainable products Ahold-owned Bol.com has launched a page dedicated to sustainable products. Available at bol.com/duurzaamwinkelen, the new page comprises 6,500 items, which have been certified by Dutch information organisation Milieu Centraal. The sustai...