Through its fuel supplier Dats 24, Colruyt Group now also supplies electricity to private customers. The power it supplies is 100% green and produced in Belgium.
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Belgian Colruyt Group is launching a new online platform today, where it offers discounts on large volumes of a varying selection of A-brands. Until now, Belgian consumers have mainly found such offers on foreign web shops.
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With the launch of an online discount platform, Belgian Colruyt Group is going head-on against large international platforms. The retailer has been forced to do so, but the strategic turn also entails risks.
Following the French court case against Intermarché for possible abuse of power, retail organisations are reacting with concern: purchasing alliances promote competition and keep consumer prices down, they argue.
Belgian fashion chain PointCarré, part of Colruyt Group, has just opened a second French shop in Val de Briey. The multi-brand specialist also opens up its e-shop to French shoppers.
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for its so-called 'green consumption pledge' which is part of the European Climate Pact. Participants in the pilot project include Colruyt Group, Decathlon and L'Oréal.
In the first half of its financial year, Colruyt Group achieved growth in revenue and operating profit. However, the group's food stores continue to lose market share.
Dirk Depoorter, general manager of Retail Partners Colruyt Group, will next year lead the European retail alliance Agecore, which has been regularly in the news in recent years due to trade disputes with major FMCG suppliers.
Colruyt Group has recently become Europe's first to test a 44-ton all-electric truck with a hydrogen "range extender". The retailer has been investing in hydrogen solutions for some time now.
On Saturday 2 January, more than 500 Colruyt Group stores in Belgium will remain closed. The retailer grants its store employees an extra paid leave day to thank them for their efforts during the corona crisis.
In Ixelles (Brussels), Colruyt has launched a new variant of its grocery delivery service. Collect&Go City brings groceries ordered online by cargo bike to Place Flagey, where customers can pick them up.
Despite higher costs due the coronary pandemic, Colruyt Group expects to make at least as much profit this financial year as last year. This was stated by the retailer at its General Meeting.
Under the name Rose Mary, Belgian retailer Colruyt Group has launched a meal delivery service in Brussels. The ambition is to offer healthy, fresh meals - but is only a test, the retailer emphasises.
Belgian retailer Colruyt Group takes a majority stake in data specialist Daltix. Colruyt wants to expand its real-time insights into price and consumer behaviour, while Daltix hopes to realise its international growth ambitions.
Belgian supermarket group Colruyt has announced a trial of "Collect & Go Connect", a digital platform that makes it easier to do shopping for other people.
Yesterday, Belgian e-tailer Collect&Go processed almost 20,000 pickups. During the holidays, customers are increasingly opting for the convenience of ordering online, Colruyt Group’s online shopping service says.