Netherlands news

14 June 2017
In an interview with the German Retail Blog, the managing director of the AMS retailer alliance, Bert Swartsenburg, set out the prospects for the group’s expansion, amongst other elements. ‘Always interested to grow with new business partners’ Swartsenburg was asked about AMS’s relative size versus other retailer alliances, including the recent trend to partnerships between two retailers, s...
13 June 2017
We round up the latest news from SPAR International with a focus on store openings in the Netherlands, Australia & Oman. SPAR Netherlands: convenience drive SPAR Netherlands is launching three SPAR City stores in Amersfoort, the Hague and Leeuwarden later this month. These new openings represent a phase of expansion for SPAR City, which aims to grow its store count from 35 stores to 50 stor...
23 May 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Jumbo and La Place unveil a new concept store, PLUS launches express delivery and Albert Heijn offers specialty meat dishes. Elsewhere, retailers are adapting ranges and promotions to tackle food waste. Jumbo and La Place unveil new concept… Having acquired La Place last year, Jumbo is opening a new concept, ‘Food Markt City by Jumbo’ ...
10 May 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q1 results, reporting that pro forma net sales increased by 2.9% to €15.8bn. Pro forma underlying operating income increased by 8.1% to €604m. Synergies: ‘on track’ The retailer also noted that the integration of the Ahold and Delhaize business was ‘on track’ , resulting in net synergies of €56m. Over 60% of these synergies came from America, with the rest c...
10 May 2017
Lidl is reconsidering key investment projects due to complexities and cost implications. Lidl reconsiders project investments due to complexities Lidl has been working on three large investment-heavy projects in the last year. It has been preparing market entry to the USA, it planned to invest in a convenience store concept 'Lidl Express' with click & collect in select stores in Germany...
09 May 2017
We bring you the latest news from the Netherlands including Albert Heijn's search for product innovation and the introduction of Shobr. Albert Heijn looks for product innovation... Albert Heijn is running a dedicated event where it hopes to meet future suppliers, in a bid to make ranges ' fresher, tastier, healthier and more sustainable' . This will be the third consecutive year that t...
04 May 2017
As food-to-go rises further up the agenda, we report on developments from Carrefour in France and Italy, Sainsbury's in the UK and the Netherland's Jan Linders. Carrefour: experimenting with new types of smaller formats Carrefour has been testing new formats extensively in the past 18 months. Many of these show an increased consideration of how it can take better advantage of the food-to-go...
27 April 2017
We share the latest developments from Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Detailresult Group, with a focus on convenience, loyalty, health and online. Albert Heijn’s develops urban convenience concept… Albert Heijn is reportedly developing a new urban convenience concept in  Eindhoven , which is due to open later year. The new store is expected to launch in the fashionable Strijp-S district, with the...
26 April 2017
We bring you the latest full year results from growing European variety discounter Action, and what its priorities are for the year ahead. 2016 sales up 34%, LFL sales +6.9% Total sales for Action's six markets grew by 34% in FY2016 to  € 2,675m, up  € 680m on the previous year. Impressive like-for-like sales at a total group level came in at 6.9%, indicating a strong performance across the...
19 April 2017
We bring you the latest developments from key grocery discount players in Europe. Aldi Sud, Germany: new pop-up bistro Aldi is launching a pop-up bistro this month in Cologne, Germany, to support its  Einfach ist Mehr (Simple is More) marketing campaign. The 90 sq m venue will be made up of eight upcycles shipping containers located in the Mediapark and will operate for three months, sea...