Netherlands news

27 January 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news as it looks to drive sales from healthy products by 2022. Delhaize launches ‘Nutri-Score cookbook’ with leading chef Delhaize, in conjunction with chef Seppe Nobels, who runs restaurant Graanmarkt 13, has launched what the two parties describe as the first cook...
18 January 2021
As Netherlands-based Picnic enjoyed a doubling in turnover in 2019 and Farmy tripled its sales in 2020, we look at four developments in the online channel across Europe. Farmy tripled its turnover in 2020 Farmy, an online grocery specialist that only sells regional and organic products from more than 1,200 authentic producers in Switzerland, has reported growth of 170%, to CHF26m (US$29.2m)...
14 January 2021
As Coop, Jan Linders and Sligro Food Group announce 2020 full year results, we round-up the news from the retailers, while also looking at Jumbo’s outlook for 2021. Coop outperforms the market, at a total level and online Coop reported its turnover grew 16% in 2020, although in a 53-week year, seeing it add more than €200m in new sales and taking its total to €1.7 bn. With the market’s grow...
13 January 2021
PLUS Netherlands has reported 2020 results, saying total sales rose more than 14% to €3.0 bn in 2020 for the 53-week timeframe. It reported organic growth of 12%, which it said was ahead of the market, which it estimated at 9%. COVID-19 pandemic drives growth… Providing a safe environment and meeting shoppers’ daily grocery needs was key for all retailers in 2020 as the industry reacted to ...
05 January 2021
Netherlands-based Jumbo reported it generated a turnover of €9.73 bn in 2020, including sales through its La Place restaurant chain. The turnover at its Jumbo stores increased by 15% to €9.68 bn, with its online sales up by more than 50% to over €500m. Total sales +15%, organic growth +11% in 2020 Jumbo said its eponymous stores saw turnover growth of 15% to €9.68 bn, aided by a 53rd week. ...
04 January 2021
As 2021 begins, we can reflect that 2020 didn’t play out as we might have expected. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led companies to reflect on their priorities and focus on shorter time scales. In this article, we consider five key themes we expect to shape retailers’ strategy in 2021 and share videos of this in practice. 1. Drive for value Delivering value has been a defining tr...
11 December 2020
As it looks to expand its reach into new markets, improve in-store efficiency and improve the look and feel of its store network in the Netherlands and US, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn to partner for unstaffed concept rollout… Albert Heijn has partnered with Selecta Nederland, which will lead to Selecta's Foodie’s ‘micromarkets’ stocking Albert Heijn's fresh on-the-go ra...
07 December 2020
As Albert Heijn extends the reach of its online delivery solution in Belgium and that of its new AH Compact service in the Netherlands and launches new technology-led solutions in store, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn pilots AR powered in-store assistant… In conjunction with the Antea Group Nederland, Albert Heijn is trialling an augmented reality, in-store assistant. The ...
02 December 2020
As it looks to cut food waste and as part of its digital transition, SPAR has signed a global partnership with Too Good To Go that will cover 13 countries where the two organisations operate. SPAR and Too Good To Go to collaborate across Europe SPAR and Too Good To Go will work together in 13 countries where they both operate, which will cover nearly 9,000 SPAR stores. Together the two orga...
30 November 2020
In an interview in Het Parool, an Amsterdam-based newspaper, Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive for Europe and Indonesia, Wouter Kolk, discussed the retailer’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic and short term outlook. COVID-19 changed shopping patterns quickly Kolk noted the positive effect on sales, brought about by higher demand driven by COVID-19, but also stressed this was not univ...