Belgium news and analysis

13 May 2021
Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise 5.8% to €18.3 bn in the first quarter, driven by its operations in Europe and its online channel. On a two-year comparable basis Ahold Delhaize said sales, excluding gas, increased 15.5% in the US, and by 18.1% in Europe. Comparable sales growth excluding gas stood at 4.2% in Q1, with the US seeing sales rise 1.7% and its European operations rising by 8.3%. Un...
11 May 2021
As Carrefour looks to partner with other organisations to win, including retailers and third party delivery firms, it has signed or expanded agreements across Europe. Carrefour and Nordic cooperatives sign partnership agreement Carrefour International Partnership and Coop Trading and its four affiliates from Finland (SOK), Denmark (Coop Denmark), Norway (Coop Norway) and Sweden (Coop Sweden...
06 May 2021
As Carrefour Belgium opens its first distribution centre following its partnership with Food-X technologies and Rewe and Albert Heijn trial new last mile delivery solutions, we round up ecommerce developments from across Europe. Carrefour Belgium’s new ecommerce DC starts operations Following on from its announcement in Q3 2020 , Carrefour Belgium’s new distribution centre, which was bui...
27 April 2021
Colruyt Group has acquired Culinoa, which is described as ‘ a foodservice partner [that] guide and supports over 100 large-scale kitchens of healthcare institutions in Belgium ’. The company said the purchase fitted with its ‘ ambition to respond to the evolving needs of professional customers and to promote quality catering ’. Culinoa compliments Colruyt’s Solucious operations Colruyt said...
26 March 2021
As the Colruyt Group launches Deals! and rolls out several sustainability-focused solutions we round up news from the retailer. Colruyt Group launches new online promotions platform The Colruyt Group has launched Deals!, a dedicated site that will focus on providing ‘ strong volume promotions on a changing selection of A-brand products ’. The company said the site and promotions will be in ...
22 March 2021
As Albert Heijn and Selecta open their first unstaffed concept in offices in the Netherlands and announce plans to extend the service into Belgium, both Albert Heijn and Delhaize set out sustainable initiatives. Albert Heijn and Selecta to take unstaffed store to Belgium After the two companies announced plans for opening unstaffed stores in the Netherlands , Albert Heijn and Selecta hav...
18 February 2021
Announcing its full year results, Carrefour has reported like-for-like sales growth of 7.8%, as sales, including VAT, reached €78.6 bn. The retailer also saw an improvement in its recurring operating margin, which increased to 3.1%, from 2.9%, with its recurring operating income rising by 16.4% to €2.1 bn. France: Carrefour enjoys strongest growth in almost 20 years In its home market Carre...
18 February 2021
Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize reported net sales growth of 18.0%, to €19.6 bn (US$23.8 bn) in its fourth quarter. Group comparable sales rose 11.0%, excluding gasoline. Underlining the positive result of recent investment in its online operations, Ahold Delhaize reported net consumer online sales grew by 84.2% in the fourth quarter, aided by growth of 128.5% in the US alone. US: comparable ...
27 January 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to embed initiatives to help it become an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer , we round up news as it looks to drive sales from healthy products by 2022. Delhaize launches ‘Nutri-Score cookbook’ with leading chef Delhaize, in conjunction with chef Seppe Nobels, who runs restaurant Graanmarkt 13, has launched what the two parties describe as the first cook...
05 January 2021
Netherlands-based Jumbo reported it generated a turnover of €9.73 bn in 2020, including sales through its La Place restaurant chain. The turnover at its Jumbo stores increased by 15% to €9.68 bn, with its online sales up by more than 50% to over €500m. Total sales +15%, organic growth +11% in 2020 Jumbo said its eponymous stores saw turnover growth of 15% to €9.68 bn, aided by a 53rd week. ...