Picnic news

17 September 2021
Netherlands-based pure ecommerce retailer Picnic has raised further funding as it looks to expand in its existing markets of Netherlands, Germany, and its more recent entry of France. Picnic raises €600m in series D fundraising round The retailer raised €600m as part of its series D fundraising round, with investment coming from four organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates foundat...
04 May 2021
Germany-based Edeka generated sales of €61 bn in 2020, a rise of 9.5%, or €5.3 bn, on the previous year. The performance was driven by COVID-19, which saw it position itself as a responsible grocer, while it also added new stores across its major banners. Strength across banners… Edeka branded stores generated sales worth €33.1 bn, a rise of more than €4 bn on 2019’s figure, with 82 new sto...
26 March 2021
Trade publication Lebensmittel Zeitung has reported that Edeka is to leave the AgeCore buying alliance. The step follows its establishment of the Everest alliance with Netherlands-based, pureplay retailer Picnic. Short term uncertainty likely to be resolved in 2021 Although Edeka’s departure has not been completed, as talks are on-going about the sale of its shares, if it is confirmed i...
16 March 2021
According to reports in France-based trade publication LSA, Picnic is finalising its launch in France, which will be supported by Cora, while Gianluigi Ferrari is set to be chief executive of the buying alliance, Everest, between it and Edeka. Gianluigi Ferrari to become chief executive of Everest The buying alliance between Netherlands-based Picnic and Germany-based Edeka, which was anno...
19 February 2021
Picnic, a Dutch pure play online retailer is set to launch in France, according to reports by Lebensmittel Zeitung.  Launching in Lille According to the reports, Picnic will enter France through the launch of its services in Lille. It has already created a French subsidiary, under the name Picnic SAS. The reports also mention Picnic is currently recruiting French-speaking employees for its ...
18 January 2021
As Netherlands-based Picnic enjoyed a doubling in turnover in 2019 and Farmy tripled its sales in 2020, we look at four developments in the online channel across Europe. Farmy tripled its turnover in 2020 Farmy, an online grocery specialist that only sells regional and organic products from more than 1,200 authentic producers in Switzerland, has reported growth of 170%, to CHF26m (US$29.2m)...
10 November 2020
As market Albert Heijn launches the Bonus Box and extends its grab & go module, while Jumbo supports those in need and Picnic introduces a new payment option in the country, we look at five innovations from the Netherlands. Albert Heijn launches Bonus Box for app users… Bonus Box provides shoppers using Albert Heijn’s app with 10 extra offers weekly. Shoppers get to select five of the 10 of...
12 October 2020
Following developments in France, Italy, Netherlands and Germany, we round up developments from buying alliance across the region. Carrefour and Tesco reduce scope of joint private label buying According to reports in France-based trade publication LSA, following on from a similar step from the Horizon purchasing group, Carrefour and Tesco have committed to limiting the scope of their joint...
17 September 2019
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as retailers Jumbo and Picnic develop new online and digital initiatives. Jumbo to launch digital loyalty programme At the Food Retail Event conference in Tiel, CFO Ton van Veen announced that Jumbo will launch a digital loyalty programme before the end of the year. The retailer hopes to strengthen its digital customer relationship by collect...
10 September 2019
We bring you the latest online developments from the German market. Rewe launches same-day delivery Rewe has introduced same-day delivery in eight major cities across Germany including Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt. Shoppers can place an order on the Rewe.de website or app by 1pm and choose a delivery slot from 5pm the same evening. The same-day delivery will not be charged at a higher rate...