Jumbo news

04 August 2020
Dutch retailer Jumbo has opened a new automated national distribution centre (NDC) in Nieuwegein. Serving eventually 670 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium The new NDC spans 45,000 square metres and is due to serve initially 100 stores, before supplying 670 stores by the end of the year. The site will process more than 11,000 dry, long shelf life items. In addition, NDC receives the h...
17 January 2020
After trialling an online meal order service in Groningen in September 2019, Jumbo has announced it will expand the service to additional locations. Utrecht and Amsterdam, from February 2020 The retailer is operating the service in collaboration with the meal order site Thuisbezorgd.nl. As part of the service, shoppers can order freshly prepared meals, drinks and other food products to thei...
10 July 2019
Netherlands-based Jumbo is investing in smarter and more sustainable delivery methods to meet the growing demands of online grocery shopping. It has signed new cooperation agreements with Ondernemersvereniging Jumbo (OVJ), effective for the next three years. New delivery hubs For several months, Jumbo has been delivering from centralised hubs and expanding its e-fulfilment centres. The reta...
20 February 2019
Jumbo has started delivering groceries to the centre of Amsterdam, and areas just outside. Customers can order using the Jumbo app or online at Jumbo.com and choose their delivery slot. Jumbo is now offering the choice of a 1 hour or 2-hour timeslot for deliveries within the city centre, giving customers even more flexibility. Flexible shopping In order to increase awareness of the new se...
02 January 2019
Jumbo has announced strong growth and an increase in market share. Online has performed particularly well, with Jumbo’s share of total online revenue increasing to 4% at the end of 2018. Plans for growth in 2019 Jumbo will focus on a move “from food retail to food experience” says CEO Frits van Eerd. This will include innovation, introducing the Jumbo Food College and an increase of digital...
27 March 2018
An ambitious programme to tackle food waste was launched this week in the Netherlands . United Against Food Waste is a collaborative programme aimed at cutting Dutch food waste by 50%. One of the eye-catching initiatives comes from “ Verspilling Is Verrukkelijk ” (“Waste Is Delicious”), a group of entrepreneurs developing new products made from food that would otherwise be wasted. They worked...
12 March 2018
We share the latest developments from the Netherlands as Jumbo and Coop acquire Emté supermarkets, Poiesz buys the Van Smaak meal delivery service and Picnic partners with Wehkamp. Jumbo and Coop acquire Emté supermarkets… Following speculation about the future of the Emté supermarket business, parent company Sligro Food Group has sold the chain to Jumbo and Coop Netherlands. The deal, whic...
12 July 2017
Dutch retailer, Jumbo, has announced plans to build a new online fulfilment centre, following the rapid growth of its online offer. Responding to rapid growth Jumbo has reported that capacity at its existing online fulfilment centre (FC) in Den Bosch, in the south of the Netherlands, will soon be met, due to the rising popularity of online shopping. The new facility will be adjacent to its ...
28 June 2017
Jumbo has unveiled electric vehicles for online deliveries. Sustainable delivery option Jumbo is to start using electric vehicles for its last mile online delivery service in Groningen, with Utrecht following suit shortly. The so-called ‘Street Scooter’ is specially designed for deliveries as a quieter alternative to traditional delivery vehicles, and doesn’t emit CO2 or have a negative e...
09 January 2017
In its 2016 results, Netherlands-based Jumbo announced plans to further invest in its supply chain, focusing on improving its online capacity. Total sales for Jumbo rose 7% to €6.678 bn (or 9% stripping out the beneficial effects of a 53rd week in 2015). The retailer said organic growth of 4%, versus its estimate of industry wide growth of 2.5%, meant it gained share and underpinned its sales...