Netherlands news

25 July 2019
Germany-based Metro reported like-for-like sales increased by 3.4%, while total sales rose by 2.8% to €7.6bn (US$8.47bn) in its third quarter. The company said the growth was driven by all regions, excluding Russia. EBITDA, excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions, totalled €316m (US$351.2m) in the same period, a rise of €11m on the previous year. Delivery sales account f...
24 July 2019
We’ve witnessed a wave of interest in the retailing and food-to-go landscape of the Netherlands over the past year, with Amsterdam rating behind only London as our most popular safari destination. Ahead of our next   Amsterdam safari on 26 September, we explore some of the learnings that our groups have taken from their visits. Leading retailers are expanding their food-to-go horizons and opp...
18 July 2019
Netherlands-based Jumbo has announced its H2 2019 results, posting an increase of 16.5% in turnover to €4.63bn (US$5.2bn). The retailer’s market share also rose during the period to 21.6%. Growth driven by store network Jumbo’s organic growth is above the market share at 7%, which is attributed to the exiting store network. The retailer also attributes its growth to the opening of 44 new su...
16 July 2019
We look at how Netherlands-based Jumbo and Marqt, who have taken different steps to restructure their store portfolios to remain competitive in the market. Jumbo buys Agrimarkt Jumbo has announced it will take over supermarket chain Agrimarkt from the cooperative CZAV. This will see it acquire six stores in Goes, Middelharnis, Oud-Beijerland, Roosendaal, Terneuzen and Vlissingen. Jumbo will...
10 July 2019
Netherlands-based Jumbo is investing in smarter and more sustainable delivery methods to meet the growing demand for online grocery shopping. It has signed new cooperation agreements with Ondernemersvereniging Jumbo (OVJ), effective for the next three years. New delivery hubs For several months, Jumbo has been delivering from centralised hubs and expanding its efulfilment centres. The retai...
09 July 2019
Netherlands-based PLUS has released its H1 2019 results, revealing a 5.4% growth in sales to €1,299m, compared with H1 2018. The retailer’s market share also increased by 0.1% to 6.5% within the same period. “A strong national formula” Commenting on the results, managing director Duncan Hoy, said, “In the past six months we have again demonstrated that a strong national formula, suppleme...
28 June 2019
We look at four recent developments rolled out by Dutch online supermarket Picnic, as it responds to the demands of its customers. Launching new app Following months of testing, Picnic has launched a new app enabling customers to order groceries and request delivery free of charge. The app is designed to help customers find their desired products more efficiently, through smarter navigation...
27 June 2019
We look at how Dutch retailer Jumbo is entering Belgium, while its Foodmarkt concept continues to drive results in the Netherlands. Foodmarkt stores drive sales in the Netherlands… At the opening of Jumbo’s seventh Foodmarkt store, Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd announced, “All Jumbo stores in the Foodmarkt market area grow their turnover. And I am really talking about all stores,...
27 June 2019
We look at how Ahold Delhaize’s banners, Food Lion, Giant and Albert Heijn, are transforming their pickup and delivery services while also promoting local products. Meanwhile, Albert Heijn has appointed Raf van den Heuvel as its new general manager for Belgium. Food Lion launches online grocery pickup Food Lion has launched an online click and collect service, called Food Lion To-Go. The se...
05 June 2019
We round up the latest innovations from Ahold Delhaize as it invests in ecommerce, health-focused solutions and ranges in the US, Belgium and the Netherlands as it looks to drive its ‘Leading Together strategy’ across its operations. Peapod partners with food writer for new solutions… Ahold Delhaize’s US-based ecommerce operation Peapod has partnered with food writer Mark Bittman. Through t...