Netherlands news

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...
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...