Netherlands news

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,...
15 January 2018
Belgium-based Delhaize has announced a series of changes to its executive committee. From today, the committee is as follows   'Xavier Piesvaux - CEO Delhaize Françoise Burlet - Senior Vice President Customer Operations Marc Debussche - Senior Vice President Product, Quality, Marketing & Store Concept Kris Van Strydonck - Senior Vice President Strategy, Network Development...
11 January 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn starts 2018 with the Kickstart health 10-day health challenge, while Sligro and Jan Linders report their results. Elsewhere, Picnic updates on its expansion plans, while Bilder & De Clercq introduces home delivery. AH launches new year Kickstart 10-day challenge… Citing research that 6.5 million Dutch people want to eat healt...
05 January 2018
European retailers, Kruidvat and Trekpleister, owned by A.S. Watson, will end the sales of tobacco products in over 1000 stores in next two years. Tobacco sales to be phased out of stores Kruidvat is aiming to end sales of tobacco at two-thirds of their stores this year. For practical reasons, this will be phased out to the rest of their store network in 2019. In new and renovated Kruidvat ...
02 January 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn continues its private label innovation drive, trials lower online order thresholds and opens a new hospital store. Elsewhere PLUS and Coop Netherlands have reported their results, while SPAR is restructuring for the future. Albert Heijn continues private label innovation drive… In an interview with Levensmiddelenkrant , comme...