Netherlands news

29 October 2015
As Vomar trials an offer to spotlight its quicker queueing times, Etos opens a new style store in Amsterdam, Albert Heijn sets out to add healthy checkouts in 100 stores and EMTÉ launches a collectables promotion with FC Twente, we round up news from the Netherlands. New style Etos store opens in Amsterdam Ahold has opened its first updated Etos store on the Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam, re...
29 October 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold has partnered with startup accelerator Startupbootcamp for a three year period. The retailer has said the partnership will enable it to share in the network’s e-commerce programme and see trends and innovations as they emerge. Partnership to help support Ahold’s online development In 2015 Ahold is the online market leader in the Netherlands, where it has both grocery...
22 October 2015
Lidl has announced top-level executive changes in Austria and Poland, while Schwarz group CEO Klaus Gehrig opens up about the business in an exclusive interview with Dutch magazine, MT setting out the aim of generating sales of €100bn in the next five years. As part of the retailer's aim to reach the target, its recently announced expansion in France and the launch, in Germany, of its onlin...
22 October 2015
As Hoogvliet prepares to introduce a home delivery offer, Jumbo’s director of e-commerce discusses the retailer’s plans to launch a similar service nationwide in 2016, Sligro reveals third quarter results and Coop says it is developing a ‘city focused’ format, we round up news from the market. Hoogvliet to launch home delivery In conjunction with Post NL, Hoogvliet has said that it will lau...
20 October 2015
At IGD's Online & Digital Summit Ronald Van den Berg, director of e-commerce at Jumbo, and Will Treasure, director of technology and operations at the Javelin Group, explained how Jumbo is investing in online to complement its stores. Investing in online in parallel with stores Jumbo has enjoyed very rapid growth in the Netherlands, averaging sales growth of 25% annually since 1996. Thinkin...
14 October 2015
As PLUS looks to differentiate itself in the Netherlands we review how its recent collectables promotional campaign has aided sales, look at how it is investing in e-commerce and collaborating to educate children about the importance of a good diet. PLUS to invest in e-commerce… PLUS’s chief executive, Jan Brouwer, has said that despite the channel not being profitable, the retailer would c...
14 October 2015
As Albert Heijn looks to streamline its operations and limit costs, while also evolving and advancing its online offer to compete in the Netherlands, we look at a range of initiatives the retailer has implemented recently. Albert Heijn launches ‘Community’ site As part of its initiative to engage with shoppers, Albert Heijn has launched an online site ‘AH Community’. The retailer has said t...
14 October 2015
As Jan Linders sets out to spotlight its local buying and fresh offer, Dirk van den Broek appoints a new managing director, Picnic begins operating and Coop Supermarkt announces a range of developments, we round up news from the country. Jan Linders to differentiate with ‘fresh’ and ‘regional’ offer Jan Linders’s director, Leo Linders, has said the retailer is set to launch a trial store in...
09 October 2015
.style1 { text-align: right; } In our city feature series, Retail Safari, we highlight some of the best stores we have visited in European and North American cities. Following Vancouver, we’re shifting our focus to across the Atlantic to Amsterdam, highlighting five key grocery attractions in the Netherland’s largest city. Gavin Rothwell, Retail Insights Manager, and Jon Wright, EMEA Research...
09 September 2015
As Poiesz prepares for the expansion of its online offer, Bilder & De Clercq introduces a new digital solution and DekaMarkt aims to accelerate the expansion of its Deka Drive offer, we round up the online and digital developments in the Netherlands. Bilder & De Clercq spotlights recipes on ‘The Wall’ Bilder & De Clercq has launched ‘The Wall’, an interactive shopping wall that provides in...