On Wednesday 22 September, Jumbo will open a new city store in Amsterdam. It is a festive occasion because it marks the Dutch supermarket chain's 700th store.
» Read more
The first 100% vegan supermarket opened in Amsterdam last Friday. Founder James Fresco speaks of "a logical step".
» Read more
In Amsterdam, lifestyle brand Rituals has opened a first flagship store that adds new services and products in a unique world of experience. If the concept is successful, branches in more capitals will follow.
Russian food retailer VkusVill has started looking abroad to continue its fast growth. The chain has opened its first store outside of Russia in Amsterdam.
Danish toy producer Lego is to open its first two stores in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam and Utrecht. They will open later this year, but well in time for the holiday season, the company says.
Domestic appliance manufacturer Miele has announced it will open two experience stores in the Benelux: Amsterdam is planned for next week, Brussels for later in the year. The stores are meant to offer a multi-sensory experience, with workshops and events.
In the first half of its financial year 2018-2019, fashion chain Esprit once more saw its turnover decrease and its losses accumulate. The company will keep cutting costs, hoping to break even again within two to three years.
Albert Heijn has announced a fifth distribution centre for online orders. Home delivery is quickly becoming more popular at ah.nl, and so the new centre will constructed in Amsterdam, creating about 1000 jobs.
Dutch Albert Heijn has started a trial with meal delivery service Thuisbezorgd.nl in Amsterdam. The announcement comes just two days after CEO Wouter Kolk announced his chain's supermarkets would become more about convenience and experience, while 'boring' products would be ordered online.
Tony's Chocolonely, an Amsterdam-based chocolate brand that promotes slave-free chocolate, has big plans indeed: the company wants to build a new factory that includes a theme park, and is looking to be acquired by a major food corporation such as Nestlé or Mondelez in the hopes of improving an industry giant from the inside.
Amazon is opening six pop-up stores throughout Europe under the banner 'Loft for Xmas', as the e-commerce giant wants to learn about the peculiarities of physical retail.
Coffee chain Starbucks is restructuring its European activities. The Amsterdam office closes, resulting in 190 dismissals, and Mexican franchise group Alsea will take over all stores in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
German concept store chain Kauf Dich Glücklich will open its first non-German store in Amsterdam soon. Shoppers will be able to enjoy a mixture of interior design, cosmetics and fashion, all in Scandinavian style. Antwerp will soon follow.
International brands use major Benelux cities as an important stepping stone in their European expansion strategy, a new study says. Many major brands schedule openings in the Benelux immediately after hubs like Paris and London, mainly thanks to its central location.
Bax-shop, the music store with an enormous online popularity, opened an Italian web shop. It now has 7 country-specific web shops and it will also open a new store in Amsterdam.
Electronics giant Samsung opened a pop-up store in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, with a total focus on the Samsung Gear VR, its very own "virtual reality" glasses that use the company's smartphones.