Netherlands news

25 November 2016
As PLUS and Dirk van den Broek roll out new store designs and SPAR announces it will open stores on petrol forecourts, we round up news from the country. PLUS continues to evolve store design PLUS has opened a new store in Abcoude that has seen it adapt the journey shoppers take through it. The store opens with the produce department, with its bakery range, which used to placed at the front...
23 November 2016
As Jumbo announces a number of online and digital initiatives, pure play ecommerce retailer Picnic looks forward to further growth and expansion and PLUS expands its online scale and reach, we round up news from the country. Jumbo continues to innovate As it looks to provide shoppers with greater convenience, Jumbo has rolled out two new initiatives. The first, a pop-up ‘bus-stop shop’ has...
23 November 2016
As SPAR Hungary invests further in its operations, we look at a change of ownership for SPAR Zimbabwe and expansion in Oman and the Netherlands. SPAR Hungary sustains investment in operations SPAR Hungary is to invest HUF23 bn (US$79.1m) to expand its operations in the country and upgrade its existing stores. The announcement came as the retailer opened a 600 sq. m. supermarket in Budapes...
17 November 2016
Ahold Delhaize has announced third quarter results saying pro forma net sales rose by 2.6%, 2.9% at constant exchange rates and by 3.3% excluding gas, to €14.5 bn. The retailer highlighted its on-going strong growth online, but noted how on-going deflation in the US had held back its overall performance in that market. Deflation overshadows growth in US Ahold Delhaize reported its US-based ...
10 November 2016
As subsidiaries in the Netherlands and US launch new online and digital initiatives, we round up developments from the retailer. Albert Heijn trials online community initiative Local trade publication Distrifood reports that Albert Heijn has set up an online community for selected shoppers at its recently opened XL store in Purmerend. Albert Heijn’s head of external communications, Menno va...
08 November 2016
M&S has announced a major shift in strategy that will see the retailer refocus on growing its food business faster, reduce its estate of clothing and home stores and close loss making operations in international markets. The changes follow the conclusion of a strategic review announced by new chief executive Steve Rowe in May. Sharp fall in half year profits M&S experienced a sharp fall in ...
07 November 2016
Ahold Delhaize-owned chains in the Netherlands and the US have announced plans to expand their private label ranges in order to differentiate them from rivals. Albert Heijn adds exclusive Ron Blaauw range Albert Heijn has launched an exclusive range of ready to cook meals inspired by chef Ron Blaauw. The assortment includes meats and sauces and enables shoppers to prepare meals quickly and...
01 November 2016
Following ecommerce websites in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, Lidl is preparing to launch online in Spain. Online trend cannot be ignored As reported by efeagro.com, Lidl Spain's managing director, Michael Aranda, has revealed that there is a team working on the online launch, however there is currently no set date for the transactional website. Online is a trend that cannot be...
20 October 2016
As the first SPAR China Congress opens, underlining the retailer’s growth in that key market, we look at developments from operators in India, Croatia, Hungary and the Netherlands. SPAR to grow in focus market of India As part of the opening ceremony of its fourth store in Hyderabad and 18th overall, SPAR Hypermarkets’ managing director, Rajeev Krishnan, has set out the retailer’s short te...
06 October 2016
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize including the retailer's updated financial data following the merger, US leadership changes and the trial of Albert Heijn private label products in Delhaize in Belgium. Ahold Delhaize publishes combined financial data Ahold Delhaize has published pro forma combined financial information following the merger of the two businesses, which creat...