Netherlands news

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  ...
05 December 2017
We share the latest from SPAR International across a variety of European markets including Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Russia and Albania. SPAR Austria invests in new private label ‘SPAR Enjoy’ drinks range SPAR Austria has invested in a variety of new private label drinks under the 'SPAR Enjoy' brand over the last quarter. This includes a range of rainbow juices  featuring e...
29 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn gets set for Christmas online and Picnic, Poiesz and DekaMarkt invest in their own online services. In other news, Lidl has opened its largest store. Albert Heijn gets set for Christmas online... Albert Heijn is expecting a record number of online grocery orders over the Christmas period, with many people expected to order onl...
20 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn trials 15 minute delivery and plans to reopen three XL stores thus year. Elsewhere, Jumbo has committed to sustainable dairy, Lidl has opened its largest Dutch store, Aldi introduced weekend promotional campaigns and Jan Linders opened its 60th store. Albert Heijn offers 15 minute delivery… Albert Heijn is trialling fifteen mi...
10 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands and Belgium as Albert Heijn rolls out an online delivery saver and Jumbo opens its first station store in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the option to enter Belgium remains on the table for Jumbo, while Delhaize may invest in prices in the face of discount competition. Albert Heijn rolls out online delivery saver Following a successful pilot tha...
08 November 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q3 results, reporting that pro forma net sales at constant exchange rates increased by 2.1% to €15.1bn. Meanwhile, ‘income from continuing operations was €362m, €127m higher than last year’ . Net sales driven by Netherlands, Delhaize America and CSE division The Netherlands continued to drive performance, with pro forma net sales up 4.1% to €3.1bn , whil...