Netherlands news

01 March 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Jumbo starts online grocery delivery in central Amsterdam. Meanwhile PLUS is rolling out HelloFresh ranging across its estate, while SPAR is introducing a hot food-to-go pancake range. Jumbo starts online grocery delivery in central Amsterdam Jumbo has launched its online grocery service in the central Amsterdam, with shoppers able to orde...
27 February 2019
We’ve been in-store in BP’s latest Wild Bean Café development to see how it is pushing the boundaries of what a forecourt food-to-go offer can deliver, while remaining true to the needs of its core customer base.   Source: IGD research A focus on hot food The design of the store draws customers’ attention to the Wild Bean Café itself, situated next to the tills in the far corner o...
19 February 2019
We highlight recent news from Ahold Delhaize in Europe as the retailer makes changes to its leadership teams in the Netherlands and Romania and introduces an updated price campaign in the Netherlands. Netherlands: EVP Jan van Dam exits… Local trade press reports that Jan van Dam, an EVP at Albert Heijn, with responsibility for Albert Heijn online, Albert Heijn to Go, Albert Heijn Belgium, ...
12 February 2019
We highlight the latest news from Albert Heijn as it partners with Dutch retailer Hema to open two pilot stores together. The retailer has also launched a new initiative called “Young Farmer on the Floor” , which provides young farmers with a platform to sell their products. Albert Heijn and HEMA to open pilot stores Albert Heijn has partnered with HEMA to trial a small number stores where...
05 February 2019
We round up the latest innovations from Ahold Delhaize as it invests in ecommerce, formats and ranges in the US and the Netherlands. Ahold Delhaize USA rolls out same-day delivery… Ahold Delhaize USA has partnered with start-up Deliv to provide customers with same-day delivery for online orders. The new service will initially be available at checkout to Giant Foods and Martin’s shoppers who...
31 January 2019
We look at three online developments from Albert Heijn, Jumbo City and Picnic. Albert Heijn to open fifth online fulfilment centre… Albert Heijn will open its fifth online fulfilment centre in Amsterdam, later this year. It will support the growth of its online store, ah.nl, especially in terms of home delivery. The centre will be able to process 40,000 orders every week. Philip Padberg,...
24 January 2019
Jumbo is planning to evolve its Belgian and Dutch product range to help its entry into Belgium in Q4 2019, Distrifood reports. In the Netherlands, Jumbo is partnering with Too Good To Go, an app fighting food waste. SPAR Belgium has also announced it has introduced the Nutri-Score labelling system to its private label products. An assortment for the Belgian market Jumbo is expected to open ...
23 January 2019
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q4 results, reporting that net sales increased by 3.0% at constant exchange rates to €16.6bn. Meanwhile net sales for the full year increased by 2.5% at constant exchange rates to €62.8bn. USA Q4 net sales: +2.6% to €9.8bn The retailer’s business in the USA, which accounts for around 60% of sales, saw Q4 net sales increase by 2.6% at constant exchange rates t...
18 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Netherlands-based online grocery retailer Picnic, while Albert Heijn lowers its online minimum spend. Picnic reports loss of €45.5m Picnic reported a net loss of €45.5m in 2017, compared with €5.8m in 2016. According the CEO Michiel Muller, the results were expected and are a consequence of the company’s “enormous investment programme” . Muller said, “The ...
15 January 2019
We consider the latest news from Ahold Delhaize in the US, the Netherlands and Belgium as the retailer innovates in stores, technology and partnerships. USA: Giant Food Stores launches Giant Heirloom Market Giant Food Stores has announced the opening of its first Giant Heirloom Market on 25 January 2019. The 9,500 sq. m store is in Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital community and features an ...