Netherlands news

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 ...
08 January 2019
Ahold Delhaize announces the appointment of its new Chief Digital Officer. Meanwhile, its US brand Stop & Shop acquires King Kullen Grocery Co. The acquisition is part of the brand’s expansion on Long Island, New York. Farhan Siddiqi appointed Chief Digital Officer Ahold Delhaize has appointed Farhan Siddiqi as its Chief Digital Officer and member of the Executive Committee. In his role, ef...
08 January 2019
We round up the latest results from Netherlands-based Sligro and Jan Linders. Sligro: 9.6% growth in turnover to €2.3bn Sligro saw its turnover increase by 9.6% and its ‘other autonomous growth’ (adjusted for organic growth) reach 3.1%. The retailer attributes its growth to the acquisition of Heineken’s Dutch wholesale operations in Q4 2017. The acquisition added an additional turnover of...
03 January 2019
We round up the latest results from Netherlands-based Jumbo, PLUS and Coop. Jumbo: 9.6% growth in turnover to €7.8bn Jumbo has reported 9.6% growth in its turnover for 2018. Around 95% of sales came from core Jumbo formats, while €262m came from the recently acquired EMTÉ business and €150m from La Place. During the year, Jumbo’s store network grew by 33 stores, leaving the retailer with...
20 December 2018
We look at how retailers across Europe are innovating in food-to-go, featuring developments from Carrefour, Albert Heijn and Axfood. France: Carrefour opens fresh and meal solution-focused store Carrefour has opened its first “laboratory store” in Paris. The new 371 sq. m "Halle de Clichy" store is partly based on the Carrefour City concept, although the retailer has given more space to...