Belgium news and analysis

28 July 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment and confirms its consolidated net sales in the first half of 2022 rose 13.2% to €39,054m with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 5.4% compared to H1 2021. Source: Carrefour Carrefour France: positive Q2 sales performance The group revealed its consolidated Q2 sales increased by 17.2% to €23,078 and LFL sales increased by ...
26 July 2022
In a month where Lidl announced opening its 12,000 th store worldwide, we look at five recent developments that help make its growth environmentally sustainable. 1. Lockers support online retailers reduce carbon footprint Lidl France has partnered with Mondial Relay to roll-out customer collection lockers at stores. The first lockers at a Lidl store, and 1,000 th for Mondial Relay, opened...
21 July 2022
Jumbo food released its H1 results taking a sales turnover of €5.46bn which was a growth of 1.6% against the same time period last year. Quality improvement and expansion driving success The company has been focusing on quality improvement on fresh, health and sustainability. In the Netherlands customers are looking for better, more responsible and local fresh food.  Jumbo have met these dema...
08 July 2022
Following the announcement of an end to its alliance with Carrefour, Louis Delhaize has agreed a buying partnership with Intermarché A partnership to improve buying power Belgian retailing group Louis Delhaize and French retailer Intermarché have announced a five-year buying partnership; In France, the Louis Delhaize group will be supplied national brands by Intermarché In Belgium and L...
23 June 2022
Flash delivery service Gorilla plans to exit Belgium, as Colruyt starts trialling its home delivery service and Amazon sets up to enter the market. Separately, Delhaize reveals its reducing is private label prices by up to 30% and Russian discounter Mere faces challenges in the market.      Gorilla exits from the market Recently Gorilla the German flash delivery service confirmed they plan ...
20 June 2022
Amazon is set to launch in Belgium in September, as reported by Business Insider. Set to launch by September According to leaked documents, Amazon will launch in Belgium in late September 2022. It also plans to launch in four other markets by early next year: Chile, Colombia, Nigeria and South Africa. Amazon will launch its marketplace in Belgium, with Amazon’s Prime membership scheme ex...
29 March 2022
Les Mousquetaires reported its total net sales, excluding fuel sales, rose 1.8% to €35.28 bn. Including fuel, the company said total sales net sales increased by 7.2% to €45.28 bn. The organisation’s retail division drove growth, with its Agromousquetaires agri-food division enjoying a sales increase of 0.4%, to €4.2 bn. Grocery banners see sales breach €30 bn mark (excluding fuel) Les Mous...
02 March 2022
As Intermarché announces it will Mestdagh’s Carrefour stores, Louis Delhaize discusses plans for a rebranding of its Smatch and Match supermarkets and organic specialists Färm and Ekoplaza discuss merger opportunities, we look at the changes set to affect the market in the medium term. Intermarché to acquire Mestdagh’s Carrefour stores Intermarché is to acquire Mestdagh’s 87 Carrefour Marke...
17 February 2022
Carrefour achieved like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% in 2021, following on from a 7.8% improvement in 2020, taking its sales including VAT to €81.2 bn. The retailer said the results underlined ‘ the continuous improvement in the Group’s model and reflects solid momentum of market share gains in all key countries ’. In terms of market share gains, Carrefour called out France, Spain, and Brazil. ...
16 February 2022
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...