Netherlands news

13 November 2019
Jumbo and HEMA, both Netherlands-based retailers, have said they have agreed in principle to cooperate commercially in Belgium and their home market. The retailers said they are still working on the terms of the cooperation. Agreement aimed to improve their market positions Announcing the cooperation Jumbo and HEMA said it was aimed at ‘ further improving the market position of both compani...
06 November 2019
Ahold Delhaize said net sales rose by 2.9%, at constant exchange rates, to €16.7 bn, driven by the performance of its operations in the Netherlands and Central and Southeastern Europe. The numbers: By geographic reporting segment, Ahold Delhaize said: United States: net sales rose 2.0%, at constant exchange rates, to €10.3 bn Netherlands: net sales rose 4.4%, at constant exchan...
29 October 2019
We look at how Coop Sweden is converting its recently purchased Netto stores. Meanwhile in Belgium, Lidl is trialling a click and collect service as Colruyt rolls out its speech assistant technology. Separately, Jumbo is expanding its online business range in the Netherlands. Sweden: Coop to convert 13 Netto stores Coop Sweden has started converting 13 Netto stores in Västergötland. The sto...
22 October 2019
Sligro reports a 2.3% sales growth for Q3 2019, while Ekoplaza takes over sustainable supermarket Marqt. Separately, Jumbo rebrands its six Agrimarkt stores and Superunie expands its baby private label range. Jumbo to renovate and rebrand Agrimarkt Stores Jumbo has announced it will renovate and rebrand the six Agrimarkt stores it purchased earlier in 2019. The stores will be closed after t...
15 October 2019
We look at the latest news from Ahold Delhaize and its formats in the Netherlands and the US. Netherlands: New AI for Retail (AIR) lab launched… In the Netherlands, Ahold has officially opened its AIR Lab in Delft. It is an expansion of the retailer’s AIR Lab in Amsterdam, developed in collaboration with Delft University. The lab will be used to research robotics and develop new innovations...
15 October 2019
We round up the latest news from retailers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands. Finland: Lidl appoints new CEO Lauri Sippo has stood down as CEO of Lidl Finland, after 20 years at the company. He has been replaced by former operations director, Nicholas Pennanen.  Pennanen commented, “On behalf of myself and our entire staff, I thank Lauri Sippo for his almost 20 ye...
09 October 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Gran Canaria and Sri Lanka. The Netherlands opens its 150 th SPAR Express store The 150 th store is located in Eemnes, in the province of Ultrecht. It caters to quick, convenience shopper missions by offering a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, pizzas, pancakes as well as smoothies and yoghurts....
03 October 2019
We look at how online supermarket Picnic is expanding its reach to Haarlem. Meanwhile, Jumbo has developed a gluten-free private label range and announced the opening date for its first store in Belgium. Picnic expands delivery service to Haarlem From November 2019, Picnic will expand its service to the Kennemerland region, with Haarlem as its centre. This will introduce an additional 115,0...
17 September 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as retailers Jumbo and Picnic develop new online and digital initiatives. Jumbo to launch digital loyalty programme At the Food Retail Event conference in Tiel, CFO Ton van Veen announced that Jumbo will launch a digital loyalty programme before the end of the year. The retailer hopes to strengthen its digital customer relationship by collect...
17 September 2019
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn as it reports growth in turnover and market share in the Netherlands, expands its store presence in Belgium and launches digital saving. Increased turnover and market share CEO Marit van Egmond said AH had a “difficult year” but is seeing revenue and market share growth in the Netherlands. According to van Egmond, this is ...