Netherlands news

14 December 2017
Kaufland will be stopping its online grocery service in Germany. Concerns over profitability Having launched its grocery online site in Germany in 2016, Kaufland has announced it will be withdrawing the service, following concerns around costs and the lack of potential for future profitability. The service is currently offered in Berlin and there were plans to extend it to Hamburg. However,...
11 December 2017
We look at recently unveiled plans on how food-to-go specialist Pret a Manger intends to expand further.  New locations: UK motorway services Last week Pret announced it had reached a deal with UK motorway services operator Roadchef to expand into new service areas. Interestingly this agreement follows an initial one site trial with rival motorway services operator Welcome Break, with a sin...
08 December 2017
As Ahold Delhaize creates Ahold Delhaize USA, Dick Boer has also given an interview with NRC Handelsblad , focusing on the role of innovation, health, convenience and online. In other news, the retailer is expanding its presence and offer in Romania. This is a key growth market for the retailer. IGD forecasts the market will account for over 7% of sales by 2022, over double that forecasted in  ...
05 December 2017
We share the latest from SPAR International across a variety of European markets including Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Russia and Albania. SPAR Austria invests in new private label ‘SPAR Enjoy’ drinks range SPAR Austria has invested in a variety of new private label drinks under the 'SPAR Enjoy' brand over the last quarter. This includes a range of rainbow juices  featuring e...
29 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn gets set for Christmas online and Picnic, Poiesz and DekaMarkt invest in their own online services. In other news, Lidl has opened its largest store. Albert Heijn gets set for Christmas online... Albert Heijn is expecting a record number of online grocery orders over the Christmas period, with many people expected to order onl...
20 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn trials 15 minute delivery and plans to reopen three XL stores thus year. Elsewhere, Jumbo has committed to sustainable dairy, Lidl has opened its largest Dutch store, Aldi introduced weekend promotional campaigns and Jan Linders opened its 60th store. Albert Heijn offers 15 minute delivery… Albert Heijn is trialling fifteen mi...
10 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands and Belgium as Albert Heijn rolls out an online delivery saver and Jumbo opens its first station store in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the option to enter Belgium remains on the table for Jumbo, while Delhaize may invest in prices in the face of discount competition. Albert Heijn rolls out online delivery saver Following a successful pilot tha...
08 November 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q3 results, reporting that pro forma net sales at constant exchange rates increased by 2.1% to €15.1bn. Meanwhile, ‘income from continuing operations was €362m, €127m higher than last year’ . Net sales driven by Netherlands, Delhaize America and CSE division The Netherlands continued to drive performance, with pro forma net sales up 4.1% to €3.1bn , whil...
30 October 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize as its Cheif eCommerce and Innovation Officer exits and Food Lion partners with Instacart. Meanwhile in Europe, Albert Heijn is trialing a new concept in the Netherlands and Delhaize is collaborating with a health advocate on a range of ready meals. Hanneke Faber joins Unilever Ahold Delhaize’s Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer, Hanneke F...
20 October 2017
Netherlands-based non-food-oriented discounter Action has opened its first store in Poland, adding to the number of price-focused retailers operating in the country. Meanwhile, the retailer’s chief executive, Sander van der Laan, has given an interview to NRC Handelsblad setting out how Action aims to continue to drive growth. Action opens first store in Poland Action opened its first store...