Belgium news and analysis

30 April 2020
Carrefour reported first quarter sales, with like-for-like (LFL) sales rising 7.8%. Although the performance benefited from ‘ precautionary purchases in March ’, driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown conditions in its European operations, the retailer enjoyed ‘ a solid performance in January and February ’. Quarter, especially March, affected by impact of coronavirus Ca...
03 April 2020
Netherlands-based Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd, has outlined the retailer’s plans to expand the brand further into Europe. Expanding in Belgium… Van Eerd would like to further expand the brand’s presence in Belgium and, then, eventually introduce it in France. Jumbo currently operates two stores in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium. The main challenge of expan...
02 March 2020
As part of their collaboration (read about it here) , Jumbo will have Hema products on shelves in 50 supermarkets by summer 2020. The shelves are expected to be in all of Jumbo’s stores in the Netherlands and Belgium in one and a half years from now. Hema range being extended consistently New products from Hema’s range are being added to Jumbo stores weekly. In the first week of February...
28 February 2020
Ahold Delhaize announces long-term targets for its Healthy and Sustainable initiatives. As the final year of its 2020 sustainability goals approaches, the retailer has added new objectives for the next few years. New ambitions… Priorities include inspiring consumers to make healthy and informed choices, increase the transparency of products, and eliminate food and packaging waste. Ahold ...
24 February 2020
Lidl has launched two new initiatives in Belgium and Germany to reduce food waste. This is part of its objective to reduce food waste by at least 30% by 2025. Fruits and vegetable boxes at €1 in Belgium The discounter has launched a new initiative to reduce food waste, it is called “Bon appétit, Zéro Gaspi” (Eat Well, Zero Waste). Lidl Belgium’s goal is to reduce food waste by 50% by 202...
12 February 2020
Ahold Delhaize generated net sales of €17.4 bn in the fourth quarter, a rise of 3.1% at constant exchange rates. Its performance was driven by growth in the Netherlands, where net sales increased by 4.5%, and Central and Southeastern Europe, where they were up by 5.4% at constant exchange rates. At a channel level, Ahold Delhaize said net consumer online sales rose 30.1% at constant exchange r...
10 February 2020
We look at the latest news from Aldi across Europe, Australia and the US. Aldi Australia launches Healthy Picks app Source: App Store Australia Aldi Australia has teamed up with The George Institute for Global Health, to create an app that makes grocery shopping easier and more health focused. This is part of the retailer’s wider strategy to develop its healthy food assortment. ...
03 February 2020
Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn has reported a solid growth in 2019. Separately, Jan Linders revealed an increase in sales of 6.5% in 2019. Meanwhile, Sligro food group aims to develop its 2020 performance. Albert Heijn reveals a promising 2019 Albert Heijn announced a strong performance in 2019, after adapting its strategy to meet further shoppers demands. Marit van Egmond, Albert Heijn’...
30 January 2020
As Carrefour introduces a new promotional campaign and the chief executive of Mestdagh steps down, we round up news from its operations in Belgium. Carrefour launches ‘Healthy prices’ promotion Trade publication Gondola reports how Carrefour has launched the ‘Health prices’ campaign in the country, which will run between 27 January and 15 February. The promotion is aimed at spotlighting hea...
28 January 2020
As Colruyt adds a new online delivery solution and Delhaize launches carbon neutral bananas, we round up news from the countyr. Colruyt launches ‘Collect&Go Connect’ app The Colruyt Group is trialling a new solution enabled by the sharing economy. Under the Collect&Go Connect brand, its Okay and Okay Compact banners will trial a solution that connects local customers and local shoppers. The...