Colruyt news

21 June 2017
Belgium's Colruyt has released its 2016 results, reporting that revenue increased by 3.4% to €9.4bn. Excluding the 13th month of Colruyt's divested French foodservice business Pro à Pro, revenue increased by 2.8%. Net profit also increased by 4.6% to €382.2m, although this was driven by the sale of Pro à Pro for €19m. Strongest performance at OKay, Cru and Bio-Planet The retailer's turnove...
27 April 2017
We round up the latest format developments from Colruyt & Carrefour in Belgium. This includes Colruyt's investment in organic and baby, while Carrefour is focusing on supermarkets and convenience stores. Colruyt invests in organic and baby banners… Colruyt is investing €30m in its organic supermarket banner, Bio-Planet, as well as a further €12m in DreamBaby. The retailer anticipates gr...
21 March 2017
Colruyt has introduced a new loyalty scheme, Xtra and associated app, which can be used across its nine formats and online. This new scheme will replace the retailer’s existing Colruyt, Okay, Bio-Planet and Dreambaby loyalty cards. Colruyt will be issuing the new card to 3.7 million customers in Belgium and Luxembourg from April 4th. Making it more relevant for shoppers… The new app wil...
28 February 2017
We round up the latest developments from Colruyt, including its meal box for families with children and Smart With Food app. Colruyt trials meal box for families Earlier this year, Colruyt started testing a meal box for families with children, developed by its own in-house culinary experts. The trial was initially available to 200 Colruyt staff, with collection available through the ret...
13 December 2016
Belgium-based Colruyt has released H1 results showing that total sales rose 2.4% to €4.66 bn, driven by its retail division, which was aided by comparatively strong in inflation in the country. Excluding the deflationary effects of petrol, revenue grew 2.9%Despite its solid performance during the half, Colruyt reiterated its long standing cautious, short term outlook for both Belgium and France. ...
22 November 2016
As Louis Delhaize-owned Delitraiteur trials a delivery solution from Deliveroo, Carrefour adds its fourth banner in Belgium and Colruyt plans to innovate with its Okay banner, we round up news from the country. Delitraiteur trials Deliveroo delivery solution Delitraiteur is trialing a delivery solution at five stores in Brussels, powered by Deliveroo. Shoppers are able to make online orders...
18 October 2016
We look at how Belgium-based Colruyt has launched a new shopping app, is testing new electronic shelf edge labels, while its chief executive, Jef Colruyt, in an interview with L’Echo, has set out the retailer’s short term investment plans. Maintaining expansion in Belgium and France In the interview with L’Echo Colruyt said that the retailer plans to invest about €380m to open between 18 to...
07 September 2016
As Colruyt exits its non-core business of Pro a Pro in France and builds out its multi-fascia strategy in its home market, we look at the retailer’s latest initiatives from across its group businesses. Colruyt relaunches website… Colruyt has relaunched its website, updating the design to make it more responsive to shoppers, so that it adapts and changes depending on whether they are using a...
14 July 2016
The Metro Group continues to develop its offer across the many countries it operates in and we look at five recent developments that highlight this. Transformation plan of its Belgian business As part of its strategy, Metro Group plans to make a €61 million investment into a new transformation plan in Belgium, which it will spread over several years until the end of 2018. It has no pla...
21 June 2016
Belgium-based Colruyt has said total sales rose 2.9% to €9.178 bn in its 2015/16 full year results, driven by the performance of its retail division, which saw sales increase by 4.0% to €7.1 bn. The retailer said that the pace of sales growth had enabled it to increase its market share in Belgium to 31.5%, from 31.0% at the end of the previous financial year. Good growth across all banners ...