Netherlands news

28 March 2017
We review the latest developments from the Netherlands, with a focus on Albert Heijn, Picnic and Jumbo. This includes a focus on store formats, private label, online and promotions. Albert Heijn updates on pilot with BP… Albert Heijn launched its first AH to go stores in partnership with BP in the second half of 2016. This now includes six stores, with the majority in Randstad, with one...
16 March 2017
We outline how Delhaize is celebrating its 150th anniversary in Belgium, as the retailer commits to refurbish 120 Belgian Delhaize stores in 2017 in line with a new concept and reveals a charitable private label promotion. Next phase in refurbishment programme Delhaize introduced its new store concept in Wezembeek-Oppem and Braine in 2014. Since then, new features have been introduced in an...
06 March 2017
We round up the latest developments from the Netherlands including Jumbo’s new ‘digital supermarket’ and private label campaign, PLUS' 2016 results, Albert Heijn’s loyalty initiative, bol.com's new slogan and Bilder & De Clercq’s home delivery service. Jumbo presents ‘digital supermarket’ in Rotterdam… Jumbo has introduced a ‘digital supermarket’ design on the corner of a building in ...
27 February 2017
Albert Heijn has introduced a new in-store Bakery Café & Deli Kitchen concept in Amsterdam. The new concepts have launched in the Albert Heijn’s XL Gelderlandplein store, while the retailer revealed that the concepts will feature in dozens of stores. Bakery Café & Deli Kitchen offers food for now and later… The new Bakery Café concept is located at the store entrance, offering coffee, col...
16 February 2017
Lidl has called off plans to open its first multichannel Express format store in Berlin as the discounter focuses its strategy on its growing ecommerce operations. Express store called off weeks before opening News of Lidl's  Express format plans being stopped comes just over a week after  CEO Sven Seidel stepped down from his role . Perhaps this is an area where differences in strategy pl...
19 January 2017
Announcing its first set of fourth quarter results, Ahold Delhaize has said that on a pro forma basis and adjusting for the impact of a 53rd week in 2015, its new sales rose 2.8% to €15.51 bn. The retailer’s strong performance was driven by dynamic growth in the Netherlands, where they rose 7.5%, at Delhaize America, up 3.8%, and globally through the online channel, where net consumer sales i...
12 January 2017
As Vomar points to the roll out of its price-focused format, Picnic says it is going to extend its coverage in 2017 and PLUS sets out plans to expand its organic private label range, we round up news from the Netherlands. Jan Linders enjoys strong growth in 2016 Continuing the announcement of full year results, regional chain Jan Linders has said that its sales rose 5.4% in 2016, to reach €...
05 January 2017
As Netherlands-based Coop Supermarkten, PLUS and Sligro announce preliminary 2016 results, we round up how each has performed against average market growth of about 2.5%. Coop enjoyed revenue growth of 3.3% Coop announced revenue rose 3.3% versus 2015 to over €1.1 bn. The company did not strip out the 53rd week from 2015’s results, suggesting that total sales rose more on a comparative 52-w...
05 January 2017
Netherlands-based Jumbo has announced its results for 2016, saying total sales rose 7% to €6.678 bn (or 9% stripping out the beneficial effects of a 53rd week in 2015). The retailer said organic growth of 4%, versus its estimate of industry wide growth of 2.5%, meant it gained share and underpinned its sales performance during the year. Organic growth driving performance Jumbo said that the r...
13 December 2016
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize held a Capital Markets Day for institutional investors and analysts in which it set out elements of its strategy as a combined company. We look at three things that we learned from the day as it set out its ‘ Better Together Strategy ’. The company said that it was building from strong foundations as it prepared for the future, aided by great local brands in a...