Netherlands news

30 January 2018
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize across the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Romania. Netherlands: Albert Heijn extends Rappie two-hour pilot… Albert Heijn is extending its Rappie two-hour delivery pilot from the end of February until the summer. This will see orders continue to be delivered within a two hour window from four participating branches of Albert Heijn in Rotterda...
30 January 2018
With January a time where many shoppers are considering New Year's resolutions, we've been in the Netherlands, exploring how leading retailers are executing health and wellness in-store. 1. Albert Heijn activates new year Kickstart 10-day challenge… Citing research that 6.5 million Dutch people want to eat healthier, market leader Albert Heijn started 2018 with its Kickstart 10-day challeng...
24 January 2018
Ahold Delhaize has reported its Q4 results, with pro forma net sales increasing by 2.5% at constant exchange rates to €15.8bn. 2017 pro forma net sales increased by 1.7% at constant exchange rates to €62.7bn. Ahold USA: +0.6% excluding gasoline The retailer stated that ‘sales performance at Ahold USA was in line with the previous quarter, with comparable sales growth of 0.6% excluding gaso...
22 January 2018
We share the latest news from the Netherlands where Albert Heijn is updating is ethnic category in-store and partnering with Royal Viseo in a hackathon. Meanwhile, Jumbo and La Place are broadening their appeal. Elsewhere, PLUS is targeting Rotterdam with a unique promotion. In other news, Detailresult Groep's CEO has been appointed as CEO of Beter Bed Holding and is opening its first dark store,...
15 January 2018
Belgium-based Delhaize has announced a series of changes to its executive committee. From today, the committee is as follows   'Xavier Piesvaux - CEO Delhaize Françoise Burlet - Senior Vice President Customer Operations Marc Debussche - Senior Vice President Product, Quality, Marketing & Store Concept Kris Van Strydonck - Senior Vice President Strategy, Network Development...
11 January 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn starts 2018 with the Kickstart health 10-day health challenge, while Sligro and Jan Linders report their results. Elsewhere, Picnic updates on its expansion plans, while Bilder & De Clercq introduces home delivery. AH launches new year Kickstart 10-day challenge… Citing research that 6.5 million Dutch people want to eat healt...
05 January 2018
European retailers, Kruidvat and Trekpleister, owned by A.S. Watson, will end the sales of tobacco products in over 1000 stores in next two years. Tobacco sales to be phased out of stores Kruidvat is aiming to end sales of tobacco at two-thirds of their stores this year. For practical reasons, this will be phased out to the rest of their store network in 2019. In new and renovated Kruidvat ...
02 January 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn continues its private label innovation drive, trials lower online order thresholds and opens a new hospital store. Elsewhere PLUS and Coop Netherlands have reported their results, while SPAR is restructuring for the future. Albert Heijn continues private label innovation drive… In an interview with Levensmiddelenkrant , comme...
02 January 2018
Netherlands-based Jumbo has released its 2017 results, with turnover increasing by 5% to €7.01bn. The retailer attributed performance to existing Jumbo stores, which grew by 4.2%. As of the end of 2017, Jumbo operated 585 stores, while it plans to increase its store count to 600 by the end of 2018. Here, we outline the retailer's 2017 highlights and priorities for 2018, which focus on convenience...
18 December 2017
We bring you four innovations from Ahold Delhaize as Albert Heijn pilots cashless shopping and trials the Rappie app in the Netherlands. Meanwhile in the US, Peapod has introduced a text to order platform and has launched its own Alexa skill. 1. AH to go pilots cashless shopping In the Netherlands, AH to go is piloting cashless shopping, through the retailer's ‘tap to go’ platform. The pi...