Netherlands news

28 June 2016
Netherlands-based, Ahold-owned Albert Heijn has announced a number of online and digital solutions to better meet shoppers’ needs. We look at how these developments are being rolled out. Albert Heijn to test one-hour delivery in Amsterdam Albert Heijn is set to trial one-hour grocery delivery in Amsterdam, using bicycle couriers taking orders from two stores – in Museumplein, which is compa...
24 June 2016
As the Detailresult Group sees its revenues rise, Albert Heijn and Jumbo expand their range of meal solutions and Deen set out to open three new stores, we round up news from the country. Detailresult Group enjoys rise in revenue and profit in 2015 According to reports in Financieele Dagblad, Detailresult Group has seen its turnover rise to €2.03 bn in 2015, from €1.99 bn in 2014. The reta...
23 June 2016
As Netherlands-based Superunie launches a new private label brand, Leclerc and Rewe create a new purchase alliance and Spain-based Grupo IFA announces positive 2015 results, we look at news from Europe’s retailer alliances. Leclerc and Rewe establish Eurelec According to reports in Lebensmittel Zeitung Leclerc and Rewe have established a new joint venture, Eurelec Trading. CVBA Eurelec was...
22 June 2016
We look at Lidl's latest developments in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and new market, Lithuania. Lithuania: entering the market with 15 stores Lidl has entered its 27th market. The discounter launched its new venture in to Lithuania with 15 stores across nine towns and cities, including five in the capital city of Vilnius. Supporting these and future stores is a  €40m logistics centr...
16 June 2016
As Albert Heijn’s Selma Postma discusses the benefits of omni-channel shoppers to the retailer’s sales line, we look at initiatives from a range of retailers in the Netherlands’ online market that are driving the channel’s evolution for shoppers. Albert Heijn spotlights the benefit of the omni-channel shopper In a presentation at the Provada event in Amsterdam Albert Heijn’s general manager...
01 June 2016
As Netherlands-based Ahold announces first quarter results showing total sales rose 4.3%, 3.5% at constant exchange rates, to €11.8 bn, we look at the numbers and the initiatives driving growth. The numbers… Ahold reported that total sales rose 4.3% to €11.8 bn with growth across all its markets. In the US total sales increased by 4.0%, 3.0% at constant exchange rates, in the Netherlands th...
27 May 2016
Schwarz Group has reported revenue growth of 7% to EUR85.7bn in the financial year 2015/2016. Lidl’s revenue grew by 9% to EUR64.4 bn, while Kaufland revenue increased by 4% to EUR21.1 bn. Spain, the Czech Republic and Austria were some of the best performing markets ( Lidl’s double digit sales growth across Europe ). Increased investment The group plans to increase its capex from EUR5.2...
11 May 2016
Talking with The Telegraph, Leon's co-founder John Vincent has outlined the latest steps in the healthy food-to-go specialist's growth plans, which are taking it beyond the UK for the first time. Against the backdrop of a strong 2015 The business grew well over 2015, with total revenue up nearly 50% at £36.9m. Pre-tax profits grew at a similar rate, reaching £2.26m. Crucially, there was...
05 May 2016
Discounters across Europe including Aldi Sud, Aldi Nord and Biedronka are opening doors to branded manufacturers and listing more of their brands, while branded manufacturers are increasingly willing to list their product on discounters’ shelves. Why is that? Nestle, P&G and Unilever at Aldi Nestle and P&G in Germany have cooperated with Aldi Sud for a while, however, the number of SKUs...
28 April 2016
As Ahold’s operations in the US and Netherlands reveal evolutions of their online offer, Albert Heijn launches a new tagline and Ahold US appoints a new EVP of merchandising, we round up news from the retailer. Bol.com CEO: ‘our business model is evolving’ In an interview with Belgium-based newspaper De Tijd , Bol.com’s chief executive, Daniël Ropers, has underlined how the retailer is mov...