Netherlands news

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...
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...