Netherlands news

07 June 2021
Lidl has become the first retailer to test the Eco-Score in the Netherlands and Germany. The Eco-Score measures the environmental impact of food products and while it is still at an early stage it could have a direct impact on future product development for retailers and suppliers. What is the Eco-Score? The Eco-Score is a five-level product label, classifying products from A (low) to E (hi...
25 May 2021
As Ahold Delhaize’s operations globally look to build on their impressive recent performance we look at five innovations across Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, and US. Delhaize adds Payconiq digital payment option at its stores In Belgium, Delhaize is enabling shoppers to pay using the mobile payment application Payconiq in its stores. The retailer said the initiative had been driven ...
18 May 2021
SPAR International has published sales for 2020 showing it had grown by 7.4% at constant currencies to €39.8 bn. Its performance was driven by its operations in Western Europe, where sales grew by 12% in the 2020 calendar year. SPAR presence continued to grow in 2020… Despite the challenging operating environment, SPAR continued to expand in existing markets and into new ones as well. At th...
13 May 2021
Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise 5.8% to €18.3 bn in the first quarter, driven by its operations in Europe and its online channel. On a two-year comparable basis Ahold Delhaize said sales, excluding gas, increased 15.5% in the US, and by 18.1% in Europe. Comparable sales growth excluding gas stood at 4.2% in Q1, with the US seeing sales rise 1.7% and its European operations rising by 8.3%. Un...
06 May 2021
As Carrefour Belgium opens its first distribution centre following its partnership with Food-X technologies and Rewe and Albert Heijn trial new last mile delivery solutions, we round up ecommerce developments from across Europe. Carrefour Belgium’s new ecommerce DC starts operations Following on from its announcement in Q3 2020 , Carrefour Belgium’s new distribution centre, which was bui...
28 April 2021
Explore how the Netherlands’ Jumbo is set to reduce its plastic consumption, while Beverage Carton and the Environment (ACE) has announced a 10-year sustainability roadmap set to deliver sustainable packaging by 2030. Meanwhile, Nomad Foods has partnered with the WWF to make an impact in the agricultural world and the UK’s Sainsbury’s has eliminated 18.5m plastic straws, replacing them with pa...
21 April 2021
We look inside the first Shell Café concept located along the A16 motorway in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands. Our view Fuel remains the primary mission at forecourts, but a relevant food offer can convert ‘just for fuel’ missions to more regular in-store purchases. In Europe, for example, coffee is a very important mission, often an everyday routine purchase, so getting this right is vita...
22 March 2021
As Albert Heijn and Selecta open their first unstaffed concept in offices in the Netherlands and announce plans to extend the service into Belgium, both Albert Heijn and Delhaize set out sustainable initiatives. Albert Heijn and Selecta to take unstaffed store to Belgium After the two companies announced plans for opening unstaffed stores in the Netherlands , Albert Heijn and Selecta hav...
09 March 2021
Dino Polska plans to continue its investment in sustainability, with a focus on renewable energy, while P&G launched its refillable bottles in the UK. Meanwhile, Aldi announced it has removed two million pieces of plastic from its private label Easter range, while Albert Heijn is set to switch to 100% wind energy to become more sustainable. Dino Polska to invest in renewable energy Poland-b...
19 February 2021
Picnic, a Dutch pure play online retailer is set to launch in France, according to reports by Lebensmittel Zeitung.  Launching in Lille According to the reports, Picnic will enter France through the launch of its services in Lille. It has already created a French subsidiary, under the name Picnic SAS. The reports also mention Picnic is currently recruiting French-speaking employees for its ...