Netherlands news

08 March 2018
We share the latest developments from the Netherlands as Jumbo and Coop acquire Emté supermarkets, Poiesz buys the Van Smaak meal delivery service and Picnic partners with Wehkamp. Jumbo and Coop acquire Emté supermarkets… Following speculation about the future of the Emté supermarket business, parent company Sligro Food Group has sold the chain to Jumbo and Coop Netherlands. The deal, whic...
28 February 2018
We share seven of the latest developments from online grocery in the Netherlands. This includes new ranges, promotions and the broadening of delivery reach. Albert Heijn introduces Easter Allerhande box Market leader Albert Heijn is introducing a seasonal Allerhande grocery box, giving shoppers everything they need to create an Easter brunch for four people. A matching wine box is also avai...
21 February 2018
British-based forecourt operator Euro Garages has acquired NRGValue Retail BV, a company which owns 97 Esso-branded sites in the Netherlands. This is the latest of Euro Garage's international acquisitions, taking its site count in the Dutch market to 595. Consolidating leading position Mohsin Issa, EG group founder and co-CEO, said "This is a great opportunity for EG to reinforce its ex...
15 February 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands with new appointments at Action and Jumbo. Meanwhile, Amsterdam remains in focus with Picnic starting deliveries and Jumbo opening new Jumbo City stores. In other news, Jumbo is promoting healthy eating, while the country prepares to run its first National Week Without Meat event. Action streamlines management team, appointing new Commercial Dir...
12 February 2018
A.S. Watson has appointed Roland van den Berg as General Manager of Trekpleister.  Appointments effective from 1st March 2018 From 1st March, Roland van den Berg will succeed Bert Verhoef as General Manager of Trekpleister. Johan Boeijenga, Kruidvat Belgium’s CEO will leave A.S. Watson and Verhoef will become the managing director of Kruidvat Belgium and France. Van den Berg will be re...
08 February 2018
We share the latest developments at Ahold Delhaize in the USA and the Netherlands. In the USA, Food Lion has rolled out its Shop & Earn MVP Customer Rewards loyalty programme. Peapod has also broadened its range of meal kits with key brand partnerships. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Albert Heijn is opening its first cashless supermarket, has announced the creation of a new soap opera and is suppo...
30 January 2018
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize across the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Romania. Netherlands: Albert Heijn extends Rappie two-hour pilot… Albert Heijn is extending its Rappie two-hour delivery pilot from the end of February until the summer. This will see orders continue to be delivered within a two hour window from four participating branches of Albert Heijn in Rotterda...
30 January 2018
With January a time where many shoppers are considering New Year's resolutions, we've been in the Netherlands, exploring how leading retailers are executing health and wellness in-store. 1. Albert Heijn activates new year Kickstart 10-day challenge… Citing research that 6.5 million Dutch people want to eat healthier, market leader Albert Heijn started 2018 with its Kickstart 10-day challeng...
24 January 2018
Ahold Delhaize has reported its Q4 results, with pro forma net sales increasing by 2.5% at constant exchange rates to €15.8bn. 2017 pro forma net sales increased by 1.7% at constant exchange rates to €62.7bn. Ahold USA: +0.6% excluding gasoline The retailer stated that ‘sales performance at Ahold USA was in line with the previous quarter, with comparable sales growth of 0.6% excluding gaso...
22 January 2018
We share the latest news from the Netherlands where Albert Heijn is updating is ethnic category in-store and partnering with Royal Viseo in a hackathon. Meanwhile, Jumbo and La Place are broadening their appeal. Elsewhere, PLUS is targeting Rotterdam with a unique promotion. In other news, Detailresult Groep's CEO has been appointed as CEO of Beter Bed Holding and is opening its first dark store,...