Netherlands news

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...
17 March 2016
After a series of announcements from both companies about their potential merger, we look at the various steps that brings the combination of Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize a few steps closer. Belgian Competition Authority gives conditional approval Delhaize announced that the Belgian Competition Authority had conditionally approved the merger, but required that the ret...
07 March 2016
In an interview in Financial Dagblad the chief executive of Albert Heijn, Wouter Kolk, discussed the potential to increase the pace of expansion of its convenience-focused fascia, Albert Heijn to Go. The interview was followed later in the same week by the announcement that Albert Heijn would be trialing six Albert Heijn to Go stores on BP forecourts, with the first set to be opened in autumn...
23 February 2016
As SPAR Switzerland sees a fall in its revenues, SPAR Hungary sets out its expansion of its forecourt operations and SPAR Netherlands spotlights how half its stores now provide online ordering, we round up news from the company. SPAR suffers fall in turnover in Switzerland SPAR Switzerland has said that its turnover fell by 1.6% in 2015 to CHF596m (US$601.8m) as it invested in prices. The r...
23 February 2016
As Sligro announces investment in two of its 2016 growth pillars, SPAR reorganises for the expansion of its ‘City’ concept and expands the availability of its online service, we round up news from the country. Sligro acquires foodservice firm in Belgium… Sligro has made steps in relation to its two key growth pillars for 2016, with the acquisition of the Bejaco NV foodservice company in Bel...
17 February 2016
Netherlands-based Jumbo has launched a range of products that are only available through its online store or its app. Under the tag line ‘ Groot voordeel pakken ’ the range enables shoppers to save on big pack sizes of key, staple products they buy often and saves them the hassle of having to carry them around and from the store. Range of categories included At launch, the range includes 17...
11 February 2016
As retailers across Western Europe report their latest results covering Q4 and Christmas trading, we take an in-depth look at their performance and five themes that have emerged from those who have performed strongly during the timeframes. 1. Focusing on winning formats and markets With the majority of retailers in the region having multi-format operations, we have seen a move towards c...
11 February 2016
Metro Group sales in Q1 2015/2016 declined by 1.3% to €17.1 bn due to the exchange rate developments – particularly relating to the Russian rouble. At local currency the sales grew by 0.1%. Metro Group achieved a slight increase in like-for-like sales of 0.1%. Like-for-like sales was up 0.2% at Metro Cash & Carry, making this 10th consecutive quarter with a positive sales trend. Like-for-...
10 February 2016
Announcements from Albert Heijn, in relation to its organic ranges and helping shoppers eat healthier, Etos and Bol.com underline how the retailers is aiming drive growth across its banners and channels. Spotlighting strength of organic private label Following the relaunch of its organic private label range under the AH Biologische brand in April 2013, Albert Heijn has continued to expa...
28 January 2016
Netherlands-based Jumbo has made three announcements that highlight how it is aiming to target shoppers whenever and wherever they are. With an increasingly fragmented shopper journey, which is blurring what shoppers expect each channel to offer, the retailer’s recent initiatives underlines its growing multi-channel and multi-format strategy. Retailer to buy La Place restaurant chain Jumbo ...