Netherlands news

17 June 2020
We round up the latest news from SPAR Netherlands as it introduces two new convenience formats to drive growth, while the expansion of its urban-focused SPAR City continues. 1. SPAR Netherlands pilots new convenience concept: SPAR City small SPAR Netherlands has launched a new convenience concept, SPAR City small. These stores are designed for high traffic locations, with the first store ha...
11 June 2020
Netherland-based Picnic has increased its minimum order size, to support its efficient service, while Germany’s Getnow has extended its service to include parcel delivery. Meanwhile, competition in local markets is increasing, with new online supermarkets launching in Portugal, called 360 Hyper, and in Italy, under the Macai brand. 360 Hyper launches in Portugal 360 Hyper has launched in Gr...
04 June 2020
Netherlands-based SPAR International reported global sales growth of 4.35% to €37.1 bn (US $41.6 bn). The retailer stated its entry into two new markets, an additional 208 stores and the consistent expansion over the past four years has been a key growth driver, although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought challenges. 2019 ‘has again delivered exceptional results’ Commenting o...
19 May 2020
Spain-based Alcampo pledges to reduce food waste by launching a service in Madrid with Too Good To Go. Furthermore, it has partnered with Oxfam International reinforce its FairTrade products. Separately, Iceland claims it has reduced its use of plastic by 29% over two years, while, finally, Albert Heijn has announced plans to launch milk from carbon neutral farms in 2021.    Alcampo expands To...
14 May 2020
We round up three of the latest health-focused innovations from Albert Heijn as it trials Nutri-Score online, removes one billion sugar cubes in private label and introduces a new quarterly magazine. Albert Heijn trials Nutri-Score online… Following success in-store, Albert Heijn has started a six-week trial where it is including the Nutri-Score logo on its website. Nutri-Score became th...
07 May 2020
Ahold Delhaize has reported that its 2020 Q1 net sales increased by 12.7% at constant exchange rates to €18.2 bn. The retailer acknowledged impact of COVID-19, with Group comparable sales being ‘favourably impacted by 26.9% growth in March’ .  USA: Q1 +13.7%; comparable sales in March +33.8% Performance was driven by comparative % in March due primarily to COVID-19’ . Europe: Q1 +9.8%; ...
03 April 2020
Netherlands-based Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd, has outlined the retailer’s plans to expand the brand further into Europe. Expanding in Belgium… Van Eerd would like to further expand the brand’s presence in Belgium and, then, eventually introduce it in France. Jumbo currently operates two stores in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium. The main challenge of expan...
11 March 2020
Amazon has launched a full online store in the Netherlands, offering customers access to more than 100 million products. Products across 30 categories Amazon has operated a website in the Netherlands since 2014, and previously only books could be purchased from its online store. On Amazon.nl, customers can now shop from more than 100 million products across 30 categories. The offer inclu...
02 March 2020
As part of their collaboration (read about it here) , Jumbo will have Hema products on shelves in 50 supermarkets by summer 2020. The shelves are expected to be in all of Jumbo’s stores in the Netherlands and Belgium in one and a half years from now. Hema range being extended consistently New products from Hema’s range are being added to Jumbo stores weekly. In the first week of February...
02 March 2020
Albert Heijn and BP plan to expand their retail cooperation to over 100 sites across the Netherlands. To go food available at BP Shoppers will be able to buy Albert Heijn ‘to go’ food and drinks at select BP stores in the Netherlands. The partnership brings the expertise and experience of both retailers to provide a convenience range tailored to driver’s needs. BP’s existing shop offer will...