Netherlands news

30 October 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize as its Cheif eCommerce and Innovation Officer exits and Food Lion partners with Instacart. Meanwhile in Europe, Albert Heijn is trialing a new concept in the Netherlands and Delhaize is collaborating with a health advocate on a range of ready meals. Hanneke Faber joins Unilever Ahold Delhaize’s Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer, Hanneke F...
20 October 2017
Netherlands-based non-food-oriented discounter Action has opened its first store in Poland, adding to the number of price-focused retailers operating in the country. Meanwhile, the retailer’s chief executive, Sander van der Laan, has given an interview to NRC Handelsblad setting out how Action aims to continue to drive growth. Action opens first store in Poland Action opened its first store...
18 October 2017
Across key markets in Europe, Belgium, Netherlands, Serbia and Romania, Ahold Delhaize has announced separate investment plans for the countries. In each the retailer is spending to build its skill and scale in leading channels. Bol.com launches subscription service Netherlands-based online subsidiary Bol.com has launched a subscription service, ‘Save Continuously’. The service, which is av...
16 October 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands. This focuses on online and digital developments, new private label ranges, changes at the top and a charitable promotion. Albert Heijn adds Siri capability with voice-enabled shopping lists  Albert Heijn shoppers can now create and edit voice-enabled shopping lists through the Siri and the retailer’s app. A press release from Albert Heijn hi...
04 October 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands, considering news from Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Aldi, Lidl, Coop Netherlands, Plus and Hema. Albert Heijn showcases private label innovation… Albert Heijn has run a dedicated AH on tour event to celebrate new private label products. The retailer invited food press, bloggers and vloggers to get a first look at its latest innovations. Marit va...
03 October 2017
We round up the latest news from SPAR across a range of European and Asian markets. SPAR Austria invests €21.1m in its ‘most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre’ … SPAR Austria has begun building its ‘most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre’ in Steyr, investing around €21.1m to do so. Commenting on the development, Markus Kaser, INTERSPAR Austria Managing Director said, ‘In just over a ye...
28 September 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize in the US and Europe where CEO Dick Boer talks about the future, while the retailer innovates in health, CSR, online and health & beauty. Ahold Delhaize CEO: ‘make the store more exciting’ In a recent interview with Bloomberg , Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer highlighted that supermarkets must be exciting places to visit to compete with Amazon...
15 September 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn innovates in online and business to business channels, Jumbo upgrades its mobile app and promotes sustainability, while PLUS unveils its fifth remodelled store. Albert Heijn adds ‘intelligent shopping lists’ for loyal online shoppers… Following successful trials, Albert Heijn has enhanced its online grocery service with new ...
08 September 2017
We report on senior leadership changes announced by Ahold Delhaize. Wouter Kolk appointed COO Europe & Indonesia as Pierre Bouchut retires… A press release from Ahold Delhaize announced the following: ‘ Wouter Kolk , Brand President of Albert Heijn, to be named Chief Operating Officer Europe and Indonesia effective January 1, 2019. Pierre Bouchut to retire in 2018. Effective...
31 August 2017
Dutch retailer Jumbo has released its first half 2017 results with sales increasing 4.7% to €3.8bn.  The retailer has been growing across several areas, with store renewal programmes, the launch of city concept convenience stores and expansion of its online activities. Like for like drives performance With stores static at 580, Jumbo's like for like growth stood at 4.0% giving it a solid fo...