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Since the launch of Shell Café in April 2021 in the Netherlands, the concept has been rolled out to other markets. We highlight the latest developments and explain what can be learned.

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City officials in the Netherlands and USA are creating legislation that will impact expansion plans and delivery times, while retailers are expanding their partnerships with quick commerce operators. I also round up some of the latest activation I’ve seen from quick commerce pure plays Gopuff and Getir, including a focus on loyalty and seasonal events. Legislation impacts growth In the N...
Ahold Delhaize saw its net sales rise 3.3% in 2020 in its 2021 financial year, driven by its operations in the US, where they increased by 3.6%, at constant exchange rates, versus 2.8% in Europe. The retailer benefited from a 53rd week in 2020, which if excluded, meant sales were up by 5.0% on a comparable 52-week basis. Net online consumer sales jumped by 38.2% to €10.4 bn during 2021, with t...
As the newly merged Plus and Coop discuss their combined performance in 2021, we look at 2021 results from Vomar and Jan Linders and report on Picnic’s growth in 2020. Plus and Coop report flat combined performance for 2021 As part of the merger announcement, Plus and Coop reported their combined performance for 2021. The retailers said together they generated sales of €4.7 bn, a rise of 0....


Albert Heijn is launching a new packaging free concept to help shoppers incorporate sustainability into their daily shopping. This new concept fits towards Albert Heijn’s ambition to use 20m kilos less packaging material by 2025.
New five-year forecasts for grocery channels across Europe that gives your business a view on the pandemic’s impact to 2026 and where to prioritise investment for future growth.
Albert Heijn has launched ‘Waste-me-not bags’. These contain fruit and vegetables nearing the end of their expiration dates.

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