Netherlands news

22 May 2019
Over the last 12 months, Lidl has expanded its online presence from four countries to 11, including grocery ecommerce operations in five countries. With the discounter accelerating its online expansion we look in-depth at its presence across Europe and the US. Lidl’s online presence Since the beginning of 2019, Lidl has launched grocery ecommerce operations in three countries and a non-gr...
22 May 2019
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn, part of Ahold Delhaize, has provided more details about its partnership with Hema and announced it is to use AI as it looks to reduce food waste. AI-driven discounts to be driven by multiple factors Albert Heijn said the trial of the AI-driven solution, which will lead to dynamic pricing across a range of fresh products, will not only be driven by best-before...
17 May 2019
A.S. Watson has appointed Ed van de Weerd as the new CEO of A.S. Watson Health & Beauty Benelux. Gerard van Breen steps down Ed Van de Weerd will take over from Gerard van Breen, who is leaving the organisation after fourteen years. Last year, Van de Weerd joined A.S. Watson as Managing Director of Kruidvat Netherlands. In his new position as CEO of Kruidvat and Trekpleister, he will report...
08 May 2019
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize said net sales had risen 1.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €15.9bn. Its results were driven by the performance of its home market, where sales rose 3.5%, and its ecommerce operations, where sales increased by 17.9% at constant exchange rates, while net consumer online sales were up by 25.0% at constant exchange rates. Leading Together strategy continues to e...
02 May 2019
In the Netherlands, Ahold Delhaize has appointed a new management team at Albert Heijn. The company said the changes would support the operation’s focus on growth areas, changing customer needs and developments in food retail. Appointments aimed at maximising ‘opportunities for growth’ The new management team, which will begin from 6 May, will be led by Marit van Egmond, who was appointed a...
11 April 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands where Albert Heijn has selected three winners for Product Pitch 2019, while Jumbo is launching over 100 new fresh produce, food-to-go and prepared meal solutions. In other news, Albert Heijn is launching a new podcast series, ‘On our Plate’ about food sourcing. 1. Albert Heijn selects three winners for Product Pitch 2019… Albert Heijn has s...
04 April 2019
We round up the latest news from the retailer in Europe and North America as it acquires the FoodFirst Network and offers transparency in egg sourcing in the Netherlands. Meanwhile in Belgium, Delhaize has introduced cashless shopping at its Fresh Atelier food-to-go concept, while in the US it is rolling out an AI-powered supply chain. 1. Albert Heijn acquires FoodFirst Network… Albert Heij...
04 April 2019
Leading UK based food-to-go specialist Pret has announced its biggest menu change in its 33 year history, with 20 new recipes and a rising focus on flexitarian diets. Stretching appeal across growth segments and day parts One goal behind the new menu is the idea that the range will meet all day parts, reflecting changes we’re seeing in consumption patterns and areas of opportunity for th...
27 March 2019
We round up the latest innovations from the Netherlands, where Albert Heijn has unveiled a new delivery robot as it trials plastic-free produce in-store. Meanwhile, Jumbo and La Place are investing in their joint proposition and Jumbo is collecting customer and employee feedback in real-time. 1. Albert Heijn to test delivery robot... Albert Heijn introduced its new delivery robot at the Dig...
19 March 2019
We round up three of the latest innovations at Albert Heijn as the retailer introduces connected devices for in-store colleagues, a new collectable campaign and an Allerhande cookbook. 1. Albert Heijn provides connected devices for in-store colleagues… At the recent Salesforce World Tour in Amsterdam, Zebra Technologies was demonstrating a connected device for Albert Heijn’s in-store collea...