Netherlands news

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...
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...
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...
13 September 2021
Our latest research provides recommendations on how you should prepare for energy transition in convenience retail. Available to IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The future for forecourts in Europe Below are some of the key highlights… Looking for more insight? Retail Analysis subscribers can read more here: Your guide to convenience...
07 September 2021
Coop and Plus have announced a plan to merge, which would see the combined company become the third largest grocer in the Netherlands. Merger will create a new cooperative, Plus U.A. The two retailers said the combination, which will require member consent, antitrust approval and works council advice, will create the third largest grocer in the Netherlands. The merger will create a retailer...
02 September 2021
In separate developments on either side of the Atlantic, Ahold Delhaize’s brands in the US and the Netherlands have undertaken new initiatives to drive online growth. FreshDirect to expand range, invest in prices As it looks to benefit from greater efficiencies across its brands in the US, following Ahold Delhaize’s acquisition of FreshDirect, the online retailer is set to evolve its offer....
22 July 2021
As Netherlands-based Jumbo reports H1 2021 results, we look at five factors that helped drive the retailer’s improved performance in the first six months of the year. The numbers… Jumbo reported in the first half of 2021: Sales increased 5.3%, to €5.36 bn, driven ‘almost entirely’ by organic growth It saw double-digit growth in January and February Online turnover rose by more t...