Netherlands news

13 January 2016
As the Netherlands-based Coop, PLUS and Sligro announce 2015 results, we round up how the three retailers have performed. PLUS sees strong growth in 2015 PLUS drove total sales growth of 8.8% in 2015, albeit with the figure flattered by the addition of an extra trading week, to reach €2.23 bn. The retailer said that growth figure meant that it outperformed rivals and helped its market rise ...
04 January 2016
Netherlands-based Jumbo has announced its 2015 full year results noting that organic sales at its eponymous chain rose 1.8%, which it said was ahead of the market. In 2015 Jumbo generated sales, at a group level, of €6.646 bn, which represents a fall on 2014’s figure, with this down to the sale of 125 stores to Albert Heijn and Coop Supermarkten, as required by the Competition Authority as part o...
23 November 2015
As Sligro-owned EMTÉ opens its first third generation store in Dieren, SPAR commits to opening more City stores, Ekoplaza evolves its online service and Boon Markt collaborates to spotlight the provenance of some of its offer, we round up news from the country. SPAR expanding City format, updating other stores SPAR is set to invest in its City store concept in the Netherlands to expand its ...
23 November 2015
Netherlands-based Jumbo, only a year after launching its online operations, has announced two developments that underline how the retailer has been adding skill and scale since the service’s inception. Jumbo begins home delivery trial Local trade press publication, Distrifood, has confirmed that Jumbo has begun trialling home delivery of online orders in Utrecht, after a period of speculati...
19 November 2015
As Ahold’s chief executive Dick Boer has discussed online grocery delivery fees, while Albert Heijn has continued to expand its presence in Belgium and Bol.com has expanded its range, we round up news from Ahold’s European operations. Albert Heijn to maintain fees for grocery deliveries In an interview with De Telegraf, Ahold’s chief executive, Dick Boer, said that Albert Heijn intended to ...
16 November 2015
Following the success of Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord in Germany is going to list more branded products. The latest developments suggest that the discounter is going through enormous change in its strategy. Discounters are becoming more shopper centric, a trend which we foresee in our Discount 2020 report. Discount shoppers ask for more brands 45% of Aldi shoppers would visit an Aldi store mo...
16 November 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold and Belgium-based Delhaize in recent quarterly results statements have said that they continue to work towards completing their planned merger in the middle of 2016. As part of the planning the two retailers have announced additional members of the Executive Committee, the layer just below the board. Ahold to account for majority of Executive Committee members The ...
11 November 2015
Netherlands-based Ahold saw net sales rise by 1.7% at constant exchange rates, including gas, to €8.44 bn, enjoying growth at all its operations. The results saw Ahold highlight the importance of its performance in the fresh category and online in both its home market and in the US. Identical sales up 1.8% in US Although at constant exchange rates net sales contracted by 1.4% to €5.2 bn, wi...
04 November 2015
In our city feature series, Retail Safari, we highlight some of the best stores we have visited in European and North American cities. Following our first two features on Vancouver  and Amsterdam , we’re shifting our focus to Boston, a city where the grocery retail landscape demonstrates influences from both continents. Stewart Samuel, Program Director at IGD Canada, shares his pick of the stor...
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...