Netherlands news

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...
02 August 2016
Following a period of speculation that once merged Ahold Delhaize would join AMS, with Delhaize re-joining the alliance, and therefore leaving Coopernic, it has been announced by both AMS and Coopernic that Ahold Delhaize will become a member of both. Announcement settles speculation over membership By being a member of both AMS and Coopernic, Ahold Delhaize will be able to benefit from bot...
26 July 2016
In our recent Lidl report we have highlighted five strategic initiatives of the discounter: 1. Health and Well-being as drivers of product innovation 2. Brands where needed 3. Pan-European sourcing and vertical integration 4. Creative marketing and communication via social media 5. Large formats, city formats and metropolis, multi-channel the last of which could have a significan...
26 July 2016
Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize have been given the go ahead by the US-based Federal Trade Commission, following the sale of 86 stores, a step that has seen the two companies merge. Merger creates Ahold Delhaize Following the merger of the two companies Ahold Delhaize has launched its new corporate logo, which is an amalgamation of the crown of Royal Ahold and the head of...
21 July 2016
After PLUS, Jan Linders and Sligro announce results for differing timeframes, we look at how they are performing and see who is winning in the country. PLUS reveals positive H1 In its first half PLUS saw revenues rise 4.3% to €1.1 bn, which it said enabled it to outperform the market (which it said grew by 2.8% in the same timeframe) and saw its market share reach its highest level since 20...
21 July 2016
Belgium-based Delhaize has pre-released its second quarter results, ahead of its merger with Netherlands-based Ahold, which both retailers have confirmed as being set for 23 July, subject to clearance from the US’s Federal Trade Commission. Q2 results point to continued upwards trajectory Ahead of the planned merger, Delhaize has published unaudited second quarter results that underline the...
20 July 2016
Netherlands-based SPAR International has undertaken a further market entry, partnering with locally-based Max Group to open stores in Mongolia in 2017. SPAR’s entry in partnership with Max Group The SPAR brand will enter Mongolia as part of a partnership with the locally-based conglomerate Max Group. The two companies said that they envisage 60 SPAR-branded stores to be operational in the c...
14 July 2016
As Ahold and Delhaize announce plans to divest almost 100 stores to get regularly clearance for their merger in the US, we look at who is set to benefit. FTC clearance is remaining regulatory approval requirement Ahold and Delhaize Group have reached agreements with buyers to divest a total of 86 stores in a limited number of locations where there is a geographic overlap in their operation...
01 July 2016
As SPAR International and DESPAR Italy appoint new presidents and SPAR operations in Portugal, China and the Netherlands expand, we round up news from the retailer. SPAR International appoints new president… SPAR International has appointed Graham O’Connor, SPAR South Africa’s chief executive, as its president. O’Connor takes over from Leo Crawford, SPAR Ireland’s chairman, who had held the...