Netherlands news

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...
25 April 2016
As Sligro-owned EMTÉ and Coop announce first quarter results that showed a difference in performance and Hoogvliet appoints a new commercial director, we round up news from the market. Sligro affected by EMTÉ results Sligro said that at a corporate level sales rose 4.5%, including the benefits felt from recent acquisitions, to €633m in the first quarter, while they rose 1.5% excluding the a...
20 April 2016
As Netherlands-based discount retailer Action announces strong 2015 results, Picnic and Dekamarkt discuss plans to expand their delivery areas and Jumbo sets aside more money to invest in its existing operations, we round up news from the market. Action sees strong results in 2015 Action has said revenue rose 32% in 2015, aided by a 53rd week, reaching €2,034m, €1,995m excluding the effect...
14 April 2016
Tesco has appointed a former leading executive of Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo as its next managing director of large stores. Key appointment to nurture large stores revival Duncan Hoy, who was previously operations director at Jumbo, will join Tesco in June. He will report to Tony Hoggett who has been promoted from UK retail director to UK chief operating officer. He will be tasked with b...
07 April 2016
M&S has revealed positive group sales of 1.9% for the 13 weeks to 26 March 2016, however like-for-like food sales are flat while clothing and home continue to struggle. LFL Food salesat 0.0% Total M&S Food sales increased by 4.0% in Q4, driven by 80 store openings in the year. Like-for-like sales however came in flat, showing a decline in food performance after 25 consecutive quarter...
31 March 2016
As Jumbo, Vomar and PLUS announce a number of online developments, we round up developments from the Netherlands. Jumbo to roll out home delivery nationwide… Following the signing of an agreement between Jumbo and the Ondernemers Vereniging Jumbo (OVJ) (Jumbo Entrepreneurs Association), the retailer has said that it will begin to roll out its home delivery service nationwide. Discussing the...