Netherlands news

09 October 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Gran Canaria and Sri Lanka. The Netherlands opens its 150 th SPAR Express store The 150 th store is located in Eemnes, in the province of Ultrecht. It caters to quick, convenience shopper missions by offering a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, pizzas, pancakes as well as smoothies and yoghurts....
03 October 2019
We look at how online supermarket Picnic is expanding its reach to Haarlem. Meanwhile, Jumbo has developed a gluten-free private label range and announced the opening date for its first store in Belgium. Picnic expands delivery service to Haarlem From November 2019, Picnic will expand its service to the Kennemerland region, with Haarlem as its centre. This will introduce an additional 115,0...
17 September 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as retailers Jumbo and Picnic develop new online and digital initiatives. Jumbo to launch digital loyalty programme At the Food Retail Event conference in Tiel, CFO Ton van Veen announced that Jumbo will launch a digital loyalty programme before the end of the year. The retailer hopes to strengthen its digital customer relationship by collect...
17 September 2019
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn as it reports growth in turnover and market share in the Netherlands, expands its store presence in Belgium and launches digital saving. Increased turnover and market share CEO Marit van Egmond said AH had a “difficult year” but is seeing revenue and market share growth in the Netherlands. According to van Egmond, this is ...
16 September 2019
Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is testing a small, portable store in front of its HQ in Zaandam, Netherlands. The 14 sq. m store, developed in partnership with US-based start-up AiFi and Dutch bank ING, uses cameras and sensors to provide checkout-free shopping. Check-out free shopping The new store, branded under the AH To Go concept, stocks convenience items such as drinks and sandwich...
30 August 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Albania, Cameroon and the Netherlands. Albania: reaches 50 store openings SPAR Albania opened ten new stores in H1 2019, bringing its total store count to 50. Two of the new stores were opened in the capital, Tirana, while the other stores were opened in eight other towns and cities, from Shkodra in the north to Korça in the so...
07 August 2019
Ahold Delhaize has reported its results for the first half of 2019, with net sales at constant exchange rates increasing by 1.5% to €32.2 bn (US$36.1 bn). Net income at constant exchange rates decreased by 9.1% to €769m (US$861.0m). USA: net sales at constant exchange rates +0.7%, online +13.7% In the USA, which accounts for around two thirds of the retailer’s business, net sales at constan...
06 August 2019
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn (AH), part of Ahold Delhaize, has partnered with Belgian salad company Foodmaker and is testing selling part of its range on bol.com. The retailer has also renamed its Bakery Café and Deli Kitchen. Albert Heijn partners with Foodmaker… For ten weeks, AH will test Foodmaker’s salad bars at its head office in Zaandam and at the Albert Heijn Foodplaza in Amsterda...
05 August 2019
Just Eat and Takeaway.com have reached agreement to combine businesses to create one of the world’s largest online food delivery firms. $10bn merger The $10bn merger will see Just Eat shareholders owning around 52.15% of the combined company, while Takeaway.com shareholders will own around 47.85%. The combined company, called Just Eat Takeaway.com, will be headquartered in the Netherlands i...
31 July 2019
We look at the latest results posted by Netherlands-based Sligro and Jan Linders. Sligro: weak H1 sales… Sligro reported a slight sales increase of 0.4% to €1.14bn (US$1.27bn) in H1 2019. However, operating profit and net profit fell by 43.3% to €18m (US$20m) and 48.7% to €13m (US$14.5m) respectively. The retailer attributes this to the tough economic conditions in the Netherlands. …Due ...