Netherlands news

19 January 2022
As the market continues to consolidate through the merger of Plus and Coop, Detailresult Groep plans to split apart its two supermarket chains into separate legal entities and Plus trials the Nutri-Score label for the third time, we round up news from the market. Merger of Plus and Coop approved, with conditions… Following the previous announcement of their plan to merge , Plus and Coop ...
05 January 2022
Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is to expand its use of the Nutri-Score label on its private label products as it looks to support shoppers’ aim to lead more healthy lifestyles. Nutri-Score to be added to 6,000 private label products Albert Heijn will add the Nutri-Score to 6,000 of its private label products. The information will be provided at the shelf edge through electronic price tag...
04 January 2022
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw its turnover rise 2% to €9.91 bn versus 2020, while removing the 53rd week in 2020 saw turnover increase by approximately 4%. Its ecommerce store drove sales, with turnover rising by 30% as the retailer continued to invest to add capacity. As it looks to build on its convenience offer in 2022, the retailer announced a strategic partnership with quick commerce delivery ...
16 December 2021
As the channel continues to benefit from growing shopper interest, we look at developments in Sweden, France and the Netherlands. Axfood partners with online grocery retailer In Sweden, Axfood has partnered with online grocery retailer Mathem as the two parties look to create further synergies and build economies of scale. The strategic partnership will help the two develop their online off...
10 November 2021
Ahold Delhaize reported Q3 results, saying net sales rose 4.6% at constant exchange rates, to €18.5 bn, while like-for-like sales increased by 1.7%. Its operations in Europe saw flat comparable sales growth, contracting slightly, by 0.2%, while in the US they expanded by 2.9%. Ahold Delhaize saw continuing strong growth from its online operations, with net consumer sales rising by 29.2% across...
28 October 2021
As Jumbo celebrates its 100th anniversary, we look at the questions the retailer’s chief executive is looking to answer at the moment and initiatives it is putting in place to win today. Jumbo looks to the future as it celebrates 100th anniversary Following on from celebrations for its 100th anniversary, Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd, discussed the retailer’s outlook with local tr...
26 October 2021
As Albert Heijn launches a new annual subscription service, its chief executive publishes a book on the important role of food and drink in a healthy, social, and sustainable society, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn’s new annual subscription service Albert Heijn has launched what it describes as an ‘ omnichannel subscription service ’ for its shoppers. It sees the Mijn Albe...
05 October 2021
Aldi Nord is partnering with Trigo Vision to test a cashierless store in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The store is expected to open at the start of 2022. Evolving the discount model This initiative follows on from last month’s, announcement from Aldi UK that it is trialling a cashierless store format that is currently open to colleagues only. It is expected to open to shoppers in the coming we...
27 September 2021
As Netherlands-based Jumbo opens its 700th store and plans for its first City store in Belgium, we round up these and further developments as it looks to embed its omnichannel strategy. Jumbo opens its 700th store… As the retailer continues its expansion programme, it has opened its 700th store in the Gelderlandplein shopping centre in Amsterdam. The 950 sq. m Jumbo City will be open seven ...
21 September 2021
bp and Albert Heijn have reaffirmed their commitment to expand their partnership in the Netherlands. By the end of 2022, more than 100 petrol stations will have an AH to go The two businesses first partnered in 2016 and announced expansion plans in March 2020 , but progress has stalled because of the pandemic. The roll out will help boost bp’s food credentials, while enable Albert Heijn to...