Belgium news and analysis

27 January 2023
Carrefour is trialling autonomous delivery robots in Belgium as it plans to expand through franchising. Meanwhile, Delhaize is partnering with startup Kazidomi to offer a range of sustainable and healthy products. Carrefour Belgium experiments with autonomous delivery robots… Carrefour Belgium reveals its testing a self-driving robot to deliver small online orders until the end of Spring. T...
18 January 2023
Carrefour Poland remains focus on supporting shoppers by limiting the effects of inflation felt by shoppers. Furthermore, the retailer is beginning to test deposit return schemes in the market to offer shoppers vouchers for plastic and aluminium. Whereas, in Belgium Carrefour is focusing on technology, trialling robots who will be reducing delivery time to 15 minutes. Carrefour Poland's respon...
09 January 2023
The Carrefour group continues to make strategic moves to keep growing the Carrefour brand in Israel. However, Carrefour will be removed from Belgian supermarket franchise Mestdagh, as it transfers shares of the company to French supermarket chain Intermarché. Furthermore, Carrefour invests in a new Spanish service, partnering alongside Rentall & Partners. Carrefour gaining in Israel In Marc...
04 January 2023
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw its turnover rise 3.7% to €10.3 bn versus 2021. This is the first time the retailer’s annual turnover has exceeded the €10 bn mark. Jumbo Supermarkets sales +3.2% In 2022, sales in its Jumbo Supermarkets business increased by 3.2% to €10.2 bn, compared to 2021. Online revenues reached €670m in 2022, an increase of 4.5% versus 2021. It expanded the number of deliv...
15 December 2022
Colruyt Group reported the first half of its 2022/23 financial year has been impacted by the challenging macroeconomic climate. The retailer said its H1 had been impacted by high inflation, significant cost increases, and declining consumer confidence. H1 figures at a glance: Revenue grows 5.7% to €5.266 bn versus €4.98 bn a year ago Operating profit of €123m versus €211m a year ago ...
02 December 2022
Aldi Nord looks to accelerate growth with ambitions plans in Europe. 1,000 stores in Poland by 2032 Over the next five years, Aldi Nord is looking to expand its estate in Poland by 600 stores, according to European Supermarket Magazine. The discounter currently has around 230 stores and has been slowly expanding, opening tens of stores over the past couple of years. Aldi is looking to se...
09 November 2022
Ahold Delhaize reported Q3 results, saying net sales rose 9.1% at constant exchange rates, to €22.4bn, while like-for-like sales increased by 7.9%. Ahold Delhaize US: comparable sales +8.2% In the US, Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise to €14.7bn in Q3, an increase of 8.8% at constant exchange rates. Comparable sales (excluding gasoline) rose by 8.2%. It said its Food Lion banner continue...
27 October 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment, especially as inflation accelerated across all European markets. The retailer confirms its sales in Q3 2022 reached €23,504m an increase of 19%, with like-for-like (LFL) sales growing by 11.3%, compared to Q3 2021. Source: Carrefour Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour’s Chairman and CEO addresses Q3’s outcomes ‘In an en...
19 October 2022
Lidl Belgium recorded a record loss in its 2021 financial year, as Lidl continues to invest in its network and supply chain to drive future growth and cost savings. Record losses in Belgium Lidl Belgium recorded a 2.2% fall in turnover to €2.59 bn and an operating loss of €47.1m in the 2021 financial year, according to RetailDetail reports. The results will be a concern in a Belgian mark...
12 October 2022
Carrefour continues to innovate across Europe. In Italy it has launched its first remodelled hypermarket, to help drive growth in the channel, while it has also increased its commitment to reducing food waste, as Carrefour Belgium and Carrefour Poland aim to tackle the issue. Carrefour Italia reveals its first remodelled hypermarket Carrefour Italia has opened its first updated hypermarket,...