Netherlands news

14 September 2016
After a number of developments of its private labels, we round up a range of initiatives from Netherlands-based Albert Heijn. Chief executive puts spotlight on private label Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive, Dick Boer, in an interview with Financieele Dagblad, has underlined why private label is important to the retailer, in that it can be more innovative than many A brands. Boer said that ...
13 September 2016
Ahold's aim for online is to increase sales to €2.5bn by the end of 2017. We look at how it has set its supply chain up for online success including mixing fulfilment options, providing great delivery flexibility, and strong operational processes. The merger with Delhaize represents a great opportunity to expand its online skill further and provides a ready-made base to expand its servic...
08 September 2016
Lidl is going to increase the competition in the value fashion retail market, while engaging with young shoppers via an augmented app. Pop-up fashion store Lidl in Germany has opened its first pop-up fashion store at a premium high street in Hamburg surrounded by designer shops like Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Prada and Gucci. For the period of 10 days Lidl will be offering its new fashion...
05 September 2016
In the Netherlands, Albert Heijn has announced a number of developments online, which is seeing expand its skill and scale in relation to the ecommerce channel, marking it out as one of the region’s most innovative retailers. Innovating to maintain leadership In an interview with Emerce magazine, Albert Heijn online’s general manager, Selma Postma, outlined the retailer’s need to keep innov...
02 September 2016
As it looks to grow its convenience store presence and target shoppers at new locations, Albert Heijn is set to add its ‘To Go’ format on forecourts in both its home market of the Netherlands and Germany. Albert Heijn collaborates with Shell in Germany… Albert Heijn has added two ‘To Go’ stores on Shell forecourts in Germany, in Straelen and in Dusseldorf. Albert Heijn has not expanded as q...
25 August 2016
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw strong sales growth in the first half of its financial year, with it saying that it outperformed the market, enjoying organic growth at existing stores of 4%, versus 2.4% for the wider industry. Updating stores and online drive sales… Jumbo said consumer sales rose 13.4% to €3.588 bn, aided by the conversion of C1000 stores to the Jumbo banner in the first half o...
25 August 2016
Ahead of its first set of results as a combined company, which will come in the third quarter, Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize have announced separate second quarter results that underline how both companies went in to the merger in a very strong position. Ahold performance driven by the Netherlands Ahold saw strength across all its operations, maintaining the positive pe...
16 August 2016
Lidl is building a new data hub which enables the discounter to analyse robust data. It is investing in the software as well as human resources. Better assortment optimization Lidl will upgrade its warehouse data and install new IT tools with the aim to create better market and shopper insight, gain competitive advantage and have support by taking strategic decisions. According to Lebe...
12 August 2016
As Jan Linders publishes its full year results, PLUS looks to relaunch its private labels, Dirk van den Broek opens its first pick up point and continues to expand, we round up news from the Netherlands. Jan Linders announces FY results Jan Linders, which is based in southeastern Netherlands, has said it is gaining market share after enjoying revenue growth of 6.5% in 2015, reaching €380m, ...
02 August 2016
As PLUS makes a number of advances in the online and digital sphere, pure ecommerce player Picnic looks to the future and Hoogvliet extends its home delivery service, we round up news for the fast growing channel in the Netherlands. PLUS launches same day delivery option PLUS has added a same day delivery solution from four stores under the brand name PLUS Express. The order is completed by...