Netherlands news

13 April 2017
Albert Heijn is trialling the Hiku smart fridge magnet, making it the first retailer in the Netherlands to do so. ‘Microphone and barcode scanner’ The device offers ‘a microphone and a barcode scanner, which is connected to the wireless home network’ . Customers can say the name of a product or scan it with the Hiku smart fridge magnet and then this is added to shopping lists on  Ah....
11 April 2017
We share the latest developments from the Netherlands including Coop Netherlands results and Jumbo’s convenience ambitions. Coop 2016: +3.7% Coop Netherlands reported that 2016 group sales increased by 3.7% to €954m. Net profit increased by over 50% to €7.9m. As of the end of 2016, Coop operated 258 Dutch stores. 2016 highlights: new & modernised stores, ecommerce During the year, ...
11 April 2017
We round up the latest news from Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary and Slovenia. SPAR Austria extends online grocery to Salzburg… Following the successful launch of online grocery in Vienna, SPAR Austria is broadening its delivery reach to Salzburg and the surrounding area. The expansion will allow the retailer to offer an online grocery service to around three million shoppers. Home...
06 April 2017
We round up our favourite April Fools from 2017 as retailers and manufacturers create spoofs driven by food trends, food-to-go, popular brands and online and digital. 1. Sainsbury’s takes healthy living and food trends a step further, with the launch of spiralized peas… Source: Sainsbury's 2. ...While Fresh Direct innovates to capitalise on the popularity of avocado. Sou...
05 April 2017
We share the latest developments in the Netherlands, with a focus on news from Albert Heijn, Jumbo, PLUS and Hoogvliet. Albert Heijn trials choose your own promotions… Albert Heijn will be trialling personalised offers for select loyal shoppers from April 10th to June 4th. Participants will be able to select two to six offers from a dozens of products, while the discount will be valid for f...
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...