Netherlands news

04 April 2018
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has revealed, as part of its sustainability report, that its increasing focus on health has filtered down into its ranges and in the way it activates the issue with shoppers. Meanwhile, in separate developments the retailer has said it will expand its ‘tap and go’ technology further, while also launching ‘Product Pitch 2018’ to discover innovative products. Alber...
21 March 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as high street discount chain Normal enters the market, while Jumbo’s Commercial Director is appointed as MD of Kruidvat. Normal expands to the Netherlands Danish high street discount chain Normal is to enter the Netherlands, its first market outside of the Nordics. Its market entry is set to take place in Utrecht on 5th May. After this, No...
20 March 2018
Picnic, a Dutch pure play online retailer has launched in Germany. App based service Picnic has been launched in the Dusseldorf region and offers low prices and free delivery. In October 2017, the retailer first launched a trial in Germany under the Sprinter Supermarket brand, offering the service to a limited number of households. Following positive feedback from German shoppers, it is now...
13 March 2018
We highlight some of the recent developments at Ahold Delhaize in the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania and Serbia. NETHERLANDS: Albert Heijn introduces 'Appie Days' promotional campaign Albert Heijn has introduced a new promotional campaign, 'Appie Days' , with both weekly and daily offers. The daily promotions will offer the deepest discounts, with discounts of between 30% and 50%, as well...
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...