Jumbo news

17 October 2018
We explore how Albert Heijn and Jumbo are innovating in their beer, wine and spirit categories to better meet shopper needs. Albert Heijn expands its wine offering… Albert Heijn has enhanced its wine category in-store and online with several innovations including: Boxed wine Smaller bottles Low alcohol and alcohol-free alternatives ‘Wine in tubes’ tasting products The sa...
24 August 2018
Netherlands-based Jumbo has released its results for the first half of 2018, reporting that consumer turnover rose by 3.8% to €3.9bn. During this period, the retailer opened six new stores and refurbished a further 29 stores. La Place: +30% to €78.5m La Place turnover increased by 30% to €78.5m in the first half, as the restaurant chain opened six new restaurants in the Netherlands and inte...
20 July 2018
As we move firmly into the second half of the year, we round up the best retail/food-to-go fusion formats we’ve seen so far this year, and highlight a couple we are looking forward to seeing in H2. Fresh the Good Food Market, Camden St, Dublin This store lives and breathes food-to-go. The run of counters down one side of the store is a common feature in Fresh stores, and helps demonstrate t...
16 July 2018
Netherlands-based Jumbo has made a series of new appointments as it looks to enter Belgium and strengthen its business. Jumbo makes appointments in Belgium following market entry speculation… Jumbo has appointed Peter Isaac as Managing Director of its operations in Belgium as of September. For the past 14 years, Isaac has been COO and board member of Lidl Belgium. A press release from ...
28 June 2018
We’ve been in-store in the Netherlands this week, seeing some of the latest stores and updating our market knowledge. Here are our five top learnings: 1. The Netherlands continues to lead the way in fresh food solutions Across each of the stores we visited, the range of freshly prepared meals, as well as - in the case of Albert Heijn in particular – fresh to prepare meals, stood out to ...
20 June 2018
We round up the top stories that have caught our eye over the past four weeks. Pret’s new owners JAB It was revealed at the end of May that Pret, the highly respected, London based food-to-go specialist, had been acquired by JAB Holdings, adding a new element to its already significant food-to-go stable. Its existing portfolio includes Sweden’s Espresso House, Krispy Kreme donuts and P...
17 May 2018
Dutch market leader Albert Heijn continues to raise the bar with new store concepts and range innovation. We round up five of the latest developments. 1. New concept fresh store with a focus on fresh Albert Heijn has opened a new concept store in Hoofdorp. The store brings to life some of the retailer’s latest innovations in concepts and range, with a focus on fresh. Among other features...
21 March 2018
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as high street discount chain Normal enters the market, while Jumbo’s Commercial Director is appointed as MD of Kruidvat. Normal expands to the Netherlands Danish high street discount chain Normal is to enter the Netherlands, its first market outside of the Nordics. Its market entry is set to take place in Utrecht on 5th May. After this, No...
12 March 2018
Having been inspired by initiatives like ‘Meat Free Monday’ in the UK and '40 days without meat’ in Belgium, the Netherlands has run its first ‘week without meat' campaign . A variety of grocery retailers and manufactuers have partnered with the event, while 25,000 people have signed up to participate in the challenge. We highlight three tactics that retailers have adopted to activate the ...
08 March 2018
We share the latest developments from the Netherlands as Jumbo and Coop acquire Emté supermarkets, Poiesz buys the Van Smaak meal delivery service and Picnic partners with Wehkamp. Jumbo and Coop acquire Emté supermarkets… Following speculation about the future of the Emté supermarket business, parent company Sligro Food Group has sold the chain to Jumbo and Coop Netherlands. The deal, whic...