Netherlands news

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...
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%; ...