Netherlands news

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...
09 August 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q2 results, reporting that pro forma net sales increased by 3.4% to €16.0bn (up 1.9% at constant exchange rates). Q2 net profit increased by 68% to €355m, driven by savings from the merger between Ahold and Delhaize. Ahold: USA & Netherlands drive growth, Czech flat performance Within the Ahold side of the business, growth was driven by operations in the USA ...
25 July 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn introduces an AR product scanner, Sligro reports its first half results and Coop extends its delivery reach. Albert Heijn introduces AR product scanner Albert Heijn is introducing an AR product scanner app, offering ‘all product information and inspiration at your fingertips’ . This is delivered through ‘augmented re...
20 July 2017
SPAR has unveiled a new online platform, which it describes as ‘faster, mobile user-friendly and useful to all (mobile) devices’ . It also provides recipe inspiration and additional product information, with same day delivery is available if orders are placed before 10:00. Convenience at the heart The website functionality allows shoppers to repeat orders, based on their shopping history. ...
10 July 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn considers the supermarket of the future and prepares to trial checkout-free stores, while Jumbo bids for Sligro’s Emté business. Albert Heijn considers the supermarket of 2025.... As Albert Heijn gets ready to celebrate its 130th anniversary, it is considering the supermarket of 2025. Commenting on this, Albert Heij...