Belgium news and analysis

15 September 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to continue to drive its sales growth in 2022 and roll out healthy options and sustainable initiatives, we round up news from the retailer. Delhaize launches ‘healthy subscription’ service Delhaize is launching a new subscription service, which enables companies to offer their employees a 20% discount on healthy food products. The service is in line with the retailer...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...
02 September 2021
Italy-based Esselunga announced it aims to plant three million trees by 2030, to showcase its renewed commitment to the environment. Meanwhile, Portugal-based Pingo Doce is encouraging shoppers to bring their own containers to stores and, on 2 August 2021, Lidl added eco-score labels on approximately 100 products. Esselunga set to plant 3m trees by 2030 Esselunga has revealed plans to plant...
29 July 2021
As Carrefour France acquires a minority stake in quick commerce operator Cajoo, its operations in Poland looks to reduce plastic use and it appoints a new chief executive in Brazil, we round up five developments from the retailer. Carrefour acquires stake in quick commerce company in France In its Q2 results statement Carrefour announced its acquisition of a minority stake in quick comm...
29 July 2021
Carrefour has announced Q2 and H1 results showing continued strength in several markets, especially France. At a group level, Q2 showed a sequential slowdown on Q1’s performance but was against a high comparable base in 2020. In H1 the retailer said like-for-like sales rose 3.9% to €38.3 bn. H1 highlights In the first half of its 2021 financial year, Carrefour noted several positive develop...
21 July 2021
As Albert Heijn progresses with its purchase of Deen stores, along with other retailers in the country, and Delhaize has signed partnership agreements with Foodmaker and Decathlon, we round up news from the retailer and its subsidiaries in Belgium and the Netherlands. Albert Heijn proceeds with acquisition of 38 Deen stores Following approval from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and...
19 July 2021
As Carrefour implements a big data platform across several countries, Carrefour Belgium is working with Google Cloud and, in its home market, it is rolling out parcel collection lockers, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour implements big data platform, Eagle Carrefour has announced it has implemented Eagle, which it describes as being ‘ a new big data platform that can consolidate...
16 July 2021
Understand four sustainable initiatives from around the region that are set to change the way retailers tackle plastic and food waste. Eroski prevents generates of 1,100 tonnes of plastic Spain-based Eroski has taken steps that mean it has not had to use more than 1,100 tonnes of single use plastic annually. The retailer claims its success in removing plastics was helped by increasing the use...
12 July 2021
As Colruyt continues to invest in acquisitions and its existing operations as it look to build out its health-focused operations, we round up developments from the retailer. Colruyt Group increases stake in Newpharma… Colruyt Group has bought the shares of minority shareholders, completing a process that began in 2017. In 2017 the Colruyt family’s investment company, Korys, took a 39% stake...
22 June 2021
As it looks to support shoppers’ aim to consume products more sustainably, Carrefour in France and Belgium is rolling out several solutions and initiatives in the countries. Carrefour adds Eco-score labelling on its web site in France Local trade publication LSA has revealed that Carrefour is trialling the eco-score on its ecommerce platform Carrefour.fr. The trial, which sees a rating assi...