Netherlands news

08 May 2019
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize said net sales had risen 1.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €15.9bn. Its results were driven by the performance of its home market, where sales rose 3.5%, and its ecommerce operations, where sales increased by 17.9% at constant exchange rates, while net consumer online sales were up by 25.0% at constant exchange rates. Leading Together strategy continues to e...
02 May 2019
In the Netherlands, Ahold Delhaize has appointed a new management team at Albert Heijn. The company said the changes would support the operation’s focus on growth areas, changing customer needs and developments in food retail. Appointments aimed at maximising ‘opportunities for growth’ The new management team, which will begin from 6 May, will be led by Marit van Egmond, who was appointed a...
11 April 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands where Albert Heijn has selected three winners for Product Pitch 2019, while Jumbo is launching over 100 new fresh produce, food-to-go and prepared meal solutions. In other news, Albert Heijn is launching a new podcast series, ‘On our Plate’ about food sourcing. 1. Albert Heijn selects three winners for Product Pitch 2019… Albert Heijn has s...
04 April 2019
We round up the latest news from the retailer in Europe and North America as it acquires the FoodFirst Network and offers transparency in egg sourcing in the Netherlands. Meanwhile in Belgium, Delhaize has introduced cashless shopping at its Fresh Atelier food-to-go concept, while in the US it is rolling out an AI-powered supply chain. 1. Albert Heijn acquires FoodFirst Network… Albert Heij...
04 April 2019
Leading UK based food-to-go specialist Pret has announced its biggest menu change in its 33 year history, with 20 new recipes and a rising focus on flexitarian diets. Stretching appeal across growth segments and day parts One goal behind the new menu is the idea that the range will meet all day parts, reflecting changes we’re seeing in consumption patterns and areas of opportunity for th...
27 March 2019
We round up the latest innovations from the Netherlands, where Albert Heijn has unveiled a new delivery robot as it trials plastic-free produce in-store. Meanwhile, Jumbo and La Place are investing in their joint proposition and Jumbo is collecting customer and employee feedback in real-time. 1. Albert Heijn to test delivery robot... Albert Heijn introduced its new delivery robot at the Dig...
19 March 2019
We round up three of the latest innovations at Albert Heijn as the retailer introduces connected devices for in-store colleagues, a new collectable campaign and an Allerhande cookbook. 1. Albert Heijn provides connected devices for in-store colleagues… At the recent Salesforce World Tour in Amsterdam, Zebra Technologies was demonstrating a connected device for Albert Heijn’s in-store collea...
01 March 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Jumbo starts online grocery delivery in central Amsterdam. Meanwhile PLUS is rolling out HelloFresh ranging across its estate, while SPAR is introducing a hot food-to-go pancake range. Jumbo starts online grocery delivery in central Amsterdam Jumbo has launched its online grocery service in the central Amsterdam, with shoppers able to orde...
27 February 2019
We’ve been in-store in BP’s latest Wild Bean Café development to see how it is pushing the boundaries of what a forecourt food-to-go offer can deliver, while remaining true to the needs of its core customer base.   Source: IGD research A focus on hot food The design of the store draws customers’ attention to the Wild Bean Café itself, situated next to the tills in the far corner o...
19 February 2019
We highlight recent news from Ahold Delhaize in Europe as the retailer makes changes to its leadership teams in the Netherlands and Romania and introduces an updated price campaign in the Netherlands. Netherlands: EVP Jan van Dam exits… Local trade press reports that Jan van Dam, an EVP at Albert Heijn, with responsibility for Albert Heijn online, Albert Heijn to Go, Albert Heijn Belgium, ...