Supermarket Albert Heijn has entered the top 3 of biggest ecommerce players in the Netherlands. The Ahold-owned company achieved online sales of 565 million euros last year, which is more than Zalando did in the Netherlands. Only Bol.com (also owned by Ahold) and Coolblue had bigger revenues.
Below you’ll find all the articles we’ve written about ecommerce, online retailers, acquisitions, cross-border initiatives and more that takes place in the Benelux: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. If you want to know more about this region’s online retail industry, check out our information page on ecommerce in Benelux.
Wish has a second distribution center in Europe. The online marketplace has one in Amsterdam. This dc is already in use since the end of last year, but it’s only now that the ecommerce company has revealed it’s running a distribution center in the Netherlands.
Interiors online retailer Amara will launch its online store in Belgium. This would be the tenth country where Amara runs a localized website. The announced launch in Belgium follows after a period of strong European growth.
Ontex has launched Little Big Change in Benelux this week. This is an online diaper subscription service, which was first launched in France in June last year. Now, the subscription offer is also available in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Superwinkel, an online department store from the Netherlands, has launched its online store in France. As ‘Superwinkel’ is a Dutch name, the company will operate under the translated name ‘Supershop’ in France.
Vinted, an online platform which enables users to buy and sell secondhand fashion, is reinforcing its investment in the Netherlands. Now, Dutch users can browse millions of items, while they can also sell their clothing to millions of users in Europe.
Online pharmacy Newpharma wants to expand further across Europe and is thinking about launching its online shop in both Italy and Spain. Currently, the Belgian ecommerce company is active in six European countries.
Zalando will expand its Beauty assortment to the Netherlands. On the 28th of August, Dutch consumers will be able to buy over 8,500 different beauty products from more than 200 brands at Zalando.
Ecommerce is getting increasingly important for Dutch logistics company PostNL. During the first half of this year, 51 percent of its revenue was related to ecommerce. PostNL is focusing less on postal activities and more and more on the delivery of parcels. Selling Postcon is just the latest example of this trend.
Eyewear retailer Lentiamo has expanded to a new market in Europe. The eyecare specialist has opened its online shop in the Netherlands, making this the 16th country where Lentiamo is present. Foreign markets currently account for 85 percent of the company’s revenues.
Dutch food delivery group Takeaway has confirmed it wants to acquire its British competitor Just Eat. If Just Eat and Takeaway successfully end talks, the combined company will be one of the largest food delivery companies in the world.
Payconiq, a mobile payment app supported by several Benelux banks, wants to expand further in Europe. To achieve this goal, it just raised 20 million euros in a funding round led by its existing shareholders.
Zalando has announced it will build its first fulfilment center in the Netherlands. With the 140,000 square meters nearby Rotterdam, the fashion company wants to further boost its growth in Western Europe.
Dutch online payment processor Mollie has raised 25 million euros from a group of technology and payment entrepreneurs. With the money, Mollie wants to accelerate its expansion through Europe.
H&M will launch its latest brand Afound in the Netherlands. It’s the first market outside Sweden where H&M will be present with its outlet concept. In the autumn of this year, Afound will launch in the Netherlands.