Colruyt news

24 January 2019
Jumbo is planning to evolve its Belgian and Dutch product range to help its entry into Belgium in Q4 2019, Distrifood reports. In the Netherlands, Jumbo is partnering with Too Good To Go, an app fighting food waste. SPAR Belgium has also announced it has introduced the Nutri-Score labelling system to its private label products. An assortment for the Belgian market Jumbo is expected to open ...
15 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Colruyt and Carrefour as they innovate in payments and transparency in Belgium. Colruyt’s Xtra loyalty scheme adds mobile refuelling capability… Colruyt’s fuel supplier, DATS 24, has introduced mobile refuelling to Colruyt’s Xtra loyalty app, which has 4.5 million users, around a quarter of whom use the app regularly. The service was first trailed on 80 C...
09 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Belgian market leader Colruyt. Cru Wijnegem relocates to Antwerp… Colruyt’s niche premium chain Cru has announced it is moving its Antwerp location to a more central location in Groenplaats in the city. Its existing store in Wijnegem closed this week, while the new location will open in late February 2019. Between this time customers can still collect orders...
12 December 2018
Colruyt has posted its results for the first half of 2018/19, reporting a revenue increase of 3.0% to €4.5bn and net profit of €208m. The retailer attributes its growth to “organic growth, sales price inflation and sales surface expansion” . Retail division: +2.7% to €3.8bn Colruyt’s retail division, which accounted for 82.3% of consolidated revenue, saw revenue increase by 2.7% to €3.8bn....
03 December 2018
Belgium-based Colruyt is testing its self-developed system to enable in-store vertical farming. The retailer hopes to sell quality herbs that have a small ecological footprint from Q4 2019 onwards. Shortened chains and fewer resources Vertical farming cultivation helps to produce sustainable products with shortened chains and fewer resources. Colruyt requires 20 times less space in its in-s...
05 October 2018
We look at how retailers are innovating online in Europe. Increased use of pedestrian Drives in France Pedestrian Drives allow shoppers to place orders online and collect them from convenient locations in the centre of cities or towns. Retailers are marketing them as enabling shoppers to buy from a hypermarket’s range and prices, while not having to leave city centres. Pedestrian Drives are...
01 October 2018
We look at the latest developments from Delhaize and Colruyt as they focus on convenience, digital and innovation. Delhaize introduces new store layout Delhaize has opened a new store, which it says is ‘ based on the brand’s updated positioning ’. The retailer also said the layout focuses on shoppers’ expectations and needs. The Nivelles supermarket is the first Delhaize supermarket to be r...
29 August 2018
The Belgian government has announced plans to support the roll out of the Nutri-score food labelling system, following its positive reception in France. Following on from the government’s decision, locally-based Colruyt has said it has decided to use the programme as ‘ it is a science-based system ’, a step mirrored by Delhaize Belgian government to encourage Nutri-score’s use Nutri-score w...
17 August 2018
We’ve been in Brussels and Antwerp to see some of the latest innovations from the country’s leading retailers, Colruyt, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour and more. We bring you the highlights. 1. Colruyt pushes the boundaries in premium retailing at Cru… Market leader Colruyt, while famous for its low-cost operating model, is also innovating in premium retailing. It runs three Cru stores, with Cr...
20 June 2018
Colruyt has reported its 2017 results, with comparable revenue increasing by 3.4% to €9.0bn, while it achieved net profit of €374m. Colruyt’s retail business rose by 3.1%, accounting for 82.6% of its revenue. Belgium and Luxembourg revenue increase of 2.0% due to footfall and inflation Performance in Belgium and Luxembourg increased by 2.0%, driven by increased footfall and inflation. Durin...