Netherlands news

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 ...
18 February 2021
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize reported net sales growth of 18.0%, to €19.6 bn (US$23.8 bn) in its fourth quarter. Group comparable sales rose 11.0%, excluding gasoline. Underlining the positive result of recent investment in its online operations, Ahold Delhaize reported net consumer online sales grew by 84.2% in the fourth quarter, aided by growth of 128.5% in the US alone. US: comparable ...
17 February 2021
The family that owns and operates Deen Supermarkten has decided to dissolve itself and sell its stores to three retailers, Albert Heijn, Vomar Voordeelmarkt and DekaMarkt. Deen Supermarkten to dissolve itself… Deen’s 80 will be sold to the three companies with 39 going to Albert Heijn, 22 to Vomar and 19 to DekMarkt. Deen’s owners have made the decision following the realisation of the ‘ si...
12 February 2021
As Ahold Delhaize’s operations in the Netherlands and US implement new initiatives to support growth, we round up news from the retailer’s operations in the countries. Albert Heijn increasing focus on ‘Price Favourites’… In the Netherlands, its Albert Heijn banner has put the focus on providing value through its ‘Price Favourites’ mechanic. The campaign has been running for a few years and ...
01 February 2021
As Glovo and foodpanda extend their reach and range of services and Netherlands-based Jumbo adds further delivery capacity, we round up five developments affecting the online channel. Glovo to add more darkstores to support Q-commerce growth… After receiving a further €100m of funding, Glovo is planning to expand its presence of darkstores to 100 by the end of 2021, up from 18 today. Glovo ...
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. ...