Netherlands news

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...
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...
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...
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...