Netherlands news

12 March 2018
Having been inspired by initiatives like ‘Meat Free Monday’ in the UK and '40 days without meat’ in Belgium, the Netherlands has run its first ‘week without meat' campaign . A variety of grocery retailers and manufactuers have partnered with the event, while 25,000 people have signed up to participate in the challenge. We highlight three tactics that retailers have adopted to activate the ...
09 March 2018
European discount chain Action has released its 2017 results, reporting sales increased by 28% to €3.4bn, with like-for-like growth of 5.3%. Store count breaks the 1,000 barrier During the year, the retailer increased opened 243 stores , bringing its total store count to 1,095. This meant Action increased its store numbers by 28% versus the previous year. Most new stores have opened in Fr...
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...