Netherlands news

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...
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, ...