Netherlands news

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...
02 January 2018
Netherlands-based Jumbo has released its 2017 results, with turnover increasing by 5% to €7.01bn. The retailer attributed performance to existing Jumbo stores, which grew by 4.2%. As of the end of 2017, Jumbo operated 585 stores, while it plans to increase its store count to 600 by the end of 2018. Here, we outline the retailer's 2017 highlights and priorities for 2018, which focus on convenience...
18 December 2017
We bring you four innovations from Ahold Delhaize as Albert Heijn pilots cashless shopping and trials the Rappie app in the Netherlands. Meanwhile in the US, Peapod has introduced a text to order platform and has launched its own Alexa skill. 1. AH to go pilots cashless shopping In the Netherlands, AH to go is piloting cashless shopping, through the retailer's ‘tap to go’ platform. The pi...
14 December 2017
Kaufland will be stopping its online grocery service in Germany. Concerns over profitability Having launched its grocery online site in Germany in 2016, Kaufland has announced it will be withdrawing the service, following concerns around costs and the lack of potential for future profitability. The service is currently offered in Berlin and there were plans to extend it to Hamburg. However,...
11 December 2017
We look at recently unveiled plans on how food-to-go specialist Pret a Manger intends to expand further.  New locations: UK motorway services Last week Pret announced it had reached a deal with UK motorway services operator Roadchef to expand into new service areas. Interestingly this agreement follows an initial one site trial with rival motorway services operator Welcome Break, with a sin...
08 December 2017
As Ahold Delhaize creates Ahold Delhaize USA, Dick Boer has also given an interview with NRC Handelsblad , focusing on the role of innovation, health, convenience and online. In other news, the retailer is expanding its presence and offer in Romania. This is a key growth market for the retailer. IGD forecasts the market will account for over 7% of sales by 2022, over double that forecasted in  ...