Netherlands news

25 August 2015
Netherlands-based Jumbo’s first half results shows, it says, that it has outperformed the market, with organic growth of 1.2% outstripping the 0.7% it said that the wider grocery industry had advanced by during the first six months of the year. Total sales rise by 26%, driven by C1000 conversions Jumbo said that total turnover rose at its Jumbo banner by 26% to €3.16 billion, with this driv...
20 August 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold has announced second quarter results, we review what the retailer has said through five of the key numbers that it released. 17.1%: Ahold’s sales growth globally In the second quarter net sales rose 17.1% to €8.7 billion, albeit by 3.1% at constant exchange rates. The retailer noted that it had enjoyed ‘a strong quarter’ and that it had been ‘pleased with the financi...
17 August 2015
As Ahold prepares to announce its second quarter results, we round up news from the retailer’s operations in the Netherlands that underline how it is innovating online and in-store as it looks to compete in the market by providing a differentiated offer that enables it to stand out from rivals. Albert Heijn launches meal box solution in the Netherlands… Looking to build on the success of si...
12 August 2015
As Vomar spotlights the benefits of its price cuts at three trial stores, Jumbo enables shoppers to interact with it via Whatsapp and there is a new entrant in the online channel in the country, we round up the news from the Netherlands. Vomar’s trial store sees sales rise ‘over 10%’ Vomar’s trial with lower prices at three stores has been positively received by shoppers; driving footfall a...
07 August 2015
The competition between Aldi Süd and Lidl in Germany is likely to intensify in the next few months as Aldi Süd begins to list more branded products. The move is a great opportunity for branded manufacturers to get listed and drive volume. However, with more brands entering the discount channel, price wars are likely to come. Aldi began to extend branded product categories from the start of 201...
28 July 2015
As wholesaler Sligro announces plans to expand into Belgium, Coop Supermarkt’s commercial director discusses the retailer’s short term strategic focus and Jumbo sets out its vision to ‘return’ to its EDLP roots after the integration of C1000, we round up the news from the Netherlands. Jumbo refocusing on ELDP efforts Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd, has said that the retailer is set...
27 July 2015
Our team of analysts travel around the world, seeking out the latest in FMCG retail innovation. We have selected some of the best stores from our visits across the year so far. UK - Waitrose Food & Home, Salisbury Selected by: Priya Chandarana, Retail Analyst Waitrose's newest flagship, this store has a clear focus on the retailer's food credentials. There is a particularly nice tie...
16 July 2015
As PLUS, Deen and Sligro announce results for the first half of their financial years, we round up the results from retailers in the Netherlands. PLUS announces positive H1 performance PLUS has announced that it has enjoyed growth ‘ well above the average market ’ during the first half of 2015, with sales advancing by 5.9% despite only a marginal rise in store numbers to 257, from 255. The ...
15 July 2015
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be showcasing some of our favourite new concepts that we’ve visited across Europe. In the first of this series, we highlight the Jumbo Foodmarkt in Amsterdam. Opened in late 2014, the store is the second Foodmarkt in the Netherlands, after Jumbo opened its first in Breda. The Amsterdam store is hugely impressive, bringing the full range of fresh to life, with excel...
13 July 2015
As Jumbo and SPAR announce new details about their ecommerce operations, Poiesz, Dekamarkt and Sligro report on new stores designs and Coop trials a new loyalty programme, we round up the news from the country. Jumbo extends online offer, says it is not focusing on profitability Jumbo has announced that it is extending the range it offers online, with the addition of a number of the product...