Netherlands news

18 October 2018
Big store reinvention is a major focus right now for many retailers globally. And many have identified food-to-go, and wider foodservice, as a key opportunity through which to boost dwell time, increase spend, drive customer experience and deepen the relationship with those visiting the store. But delivering great food-to-go and foodservice solutions is not easy. Globally we’ve helped a number...
18 October 2018
Retailers continue to invest in private label, with recent enhancements across different tiers including entry level, premium, organic and ethical ranges. We round up six of the latest innovations across the region, featuring activity from Tesco, Coop Sverige, REMA 1000, Jumbo, Carrefour and Sonae MC. 1. Tesco unveils Jack’s private label range in new discount format Tesco has introduced ...
17 October 2018
We explore how Albert Heijn and Jumbo are innovating in their beer, wine and spirit categories to better meet shopper needs. Albert Heijn expands its wine offering… Albert Heijn has enhanced its wine category in-store and online with several innovations including: Boxed wine Smaller bottles Low alcohol and alcohol-free alternatives ‘Wine in tubes’ tasting products The sa...
25 September 2018
We review three of the latest digital innovations at Albert Heijn, focusing on payment innovation, transparency and personalisation. First checkout-free stores open in Amsterdam Following a successful pilot, Albert Heijn has opened its first two checkout-free stores in the Amsterdam Medical Centre. Another store is due to launch at Amsterdam’s central station. The technology will now b...
24 September 2018
Ahead of our Food-to-go Summit on November 8, where one of the key themes will be future food-to-go formats, we take a look at some of the retail formats across Europe that are leading the way  in how they see the opportunity for food-to-go. 1. Franprix and Franprix noé, Paris – creating the next generation premium convenience store Casino owned Franprix has long been a feature on the pre...
24 August 2018
Netherlands-based Jumbo has released its results for the first half of 2018, reporting that consumer turnover rose by 3.8% to €3.9bn. During this period, the retailer opened six new stores and refurbished a further 29 stores. La Place: +30% to €78.5m La Place turnover increased by 30% to €78.5m in the first half, as the restaurant chain opened six new restaurants in the Netherlands and inte...
08 August 2018
Ahold Delhaize has reported its results for the first half of 2018, with net sales at constant exchange rates increasing by 1.7% to €30.5bn. Net income at constant exchange rates increased by 22.7% to €817m. USA: net sales at constant exchange rates +0.9%, online +8.5% In the USA, which accounts for around two thirds of the retailer’s business, net sales at constant exchange rates increased...
02 August 2018
SPAR Netherlands is partnering with ABN AMRO and Centric to roll out the app across the Tikkie payment app throughout its store network. App used by three million people already The app is already used by over three million people and has already been present in SPAR University stores. The roll out will allow SPAR to offer increasingly convenient payment solutions. Ongoing cashless payme...
31 July 2018
We consider the latest innovations from Albert Heijn as it activates the Dutch-speaking Google Assistant pilot, delivers ‘special shopping’ abroad in a seasonal campaign and collaborates with Chiquita on traceability. Albert Heijn activates Google Assistant pilot... With Google having just launched its Dutch-speaking Google Assistant, Albert Heijn and bol.com are now accessible through th...
16 July 2018
Netherlands-based Jumbo has made a series of new appointments as it looks to enter Belgium and strengthen its business. Jumbo makes appointments in Belgium following market entry speculation… Jumbo has appointed Peter Isaac as Managing Director of its operations in Belgium as of September. For the past 14 years, Isaac has been COO and board member of Lidl Belgium. A press release from ...