Netherlands news

26 November 2020
(Last updated 26/11/2020) As Western European countries are facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, several governments are implementing stricter restrictions including second national lockdowns. Here is an update of the latest announcements across the region Germany Latest ( update 26/11/2020) : Lockdown to be extended until at lest 20 December, with non-essential busines...
13 November 2020
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news from the retailer as it expands online and with stores across Belgium and Luxembourg. Delhaize introduces prepared meal delivery service Delhaize, with Tastyoo, a food technology start-up, has launched a delivery service for freshly prepared dishes. The service...
10 November 2020
As market Albert Heijn launches the Bonus Box and extends its grab & go module, while Jumbo supports those in need and Picnic introduces a new payment option in the country, we look at five innovations from the Netherlands. Albert Heijn launches Bonus Box for app users… Bonus Box provides shoppers using Albert Heijn’s app with 10 extra offers weekly. Shoppers get to select five of the 10 of...
09 November 2020
As part of its Q3 results announcement , Ahold Delhaize set out how it was aiming to solidify its position as an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer in 2021 and beyond. We look at the three strategies it is putting in place and the initiatives it has implemented as it looks to build towards this future now. 1. Step-up online capacity, supply chain and technological capabilities A...
05 November 2020
Ahold Delhaize reported net sales, at constant currencies, rose 10.1% to €17.8 bn during its third quarter. The retailer’s growth was broad based, with comparative sales, excluding petrol, rising by 12.4% in US and by 7.5% in Europe. Despite the boost to sales from the pandemic, the results did show a sequential slowdown on previous quarters, underlining how markets were stabilising as the qua...
12 October 2020
Following developments in France, Italy, Netherlands and Germany, we round up developments from buying alliance across the region. Carrefour and Tesco reduce scope of joint private label buying According to reports in France-based trade publication LSA, following on from a similar step from the Horizon purchasing group, Carrefour and Tesco have committed to limiting the scope of their joint...
25 September 2020
As Albert Heijn puts further efforts to spotlight its low prices and looks to attract new shoppers to its ecommerce operations, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn tests delivery service for small households Albert Heijn is testing a new delivery service for small households with the launch of an app called AH Compact. The new delivery service is set to meet the needs of one an...
14 September 2020
We looked at Lidl’s latest developments for its private label food products, as well as the potential opportunities for brands at the discounter. Italiamo private label brand is getting stronger Lidl’s Italian delicatessen private label Italiamo is emerging as one of the discounter’s strongest and most well-known brands. When launched, the number of Italiamo products was limited, and they w...
18 August 2020
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize in the USA and Europe. In the US, Ahold Delhaize’s Stop & Shop banner has integrated Ahold Delhaize’s Peapod online grocery service into its own website and mobile app. The development comes as Stop & Shop also introduces a new digital loyalty program. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, the retailer has selected Fybots and Adlatus Robotics as th...
05 August 2020
Ahold Delhaize has reported that its Q2 net sales increased by 15.9% at constant exchange rates to €19.1bn. Performance was largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. President and CEO Frans Muller said, ‘The engagement and strong execution of our teams have translated this unprecedented demand in both the U.S. and Europe, due to COVID-19, into outstanding results’ . Changing consumer behaviour...