Tag "Hollandia"

Deliveroo confirms Dutch exit next month

Deliveroo has confirmed it’s exiting the Netherlands following an announcement this summer that it was consulting on pulling out of the market. In a statement on October 19, the on-demand...

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Aldi opens checkout-free store in Utrecht

Aldi has opened a new checkout-free store concept, Aldi Shop & Go, in Utrecht city centre. The new test store utilises a combination of shelf sensors and roof-mounted cameras to...

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The Dutch onion market is booming

In addition to high sales prices, there is a strong demand for high-quality onions. According to Rinus Wisse, an expert from Wiscomex, the current selling prices of between 0.34 and...

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Will the Netherlands become a testing ground for EU food strategies?

The Dutch government is still not budging from its radical plan to reduce nitrogen emissions, which would lead to the closure of more than 11,000 livestock farms and the slaughter...

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Meat advertising is banned in a Dutch city as part of the fight against climate change

For the first time in the world, the advertising of meat products is banned in Haarlem in the Netherlands, after the municipality classified meat as one of the products contributing...

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Hungary is now free of bird flu, but thousands of poultry were slaughtered again in the Netherlands

All 5,000 laying hens were killed in the Dutch egg-producing farm where bird flu infection was identified in the morning hours, and the poultry stocks of seven other farms located...

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It is not only thirst that torments Dutch orchardists

In addition to the lack of water, heat waves and strong sunlight also leave their mark on the apple orchards. According to experts, where the fruit trees were not watered,...

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This is how Dutch farmers reacted to the government’s plans

Thousands of farmers gathered in central Holland on Wednesday 20 July to protest the Dutch government’s plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and thereby expropriate farms. They obstructed traffic on...

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Albert Heijn unveils packaging-free concept

As part of its pledge to cut down on packaging use by 2025, Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has a new shopping concept, which will allow customers to do some of...

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JD.com opens robotic stores in the Netherlands

Under the name Ochama, JD.com opens two robotic stores in Leiden and Rotterdam. It is the first time that JD.com opens a physical store in Europe. The name Ochama blends...

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Aldi trials checkout-free stores in Utrecht

Early next year Aldi Nord will start testing a checkout-free store in Utrecht, as part of a broader test to see how artificial intelligence can simplify the shopping process for...

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Jumbo rolls out beef from free-range cattle

Dutch retailer Jumbo has launched a range of beef products from free-range cattle. The meat used in the range is sourced from cows that graze freely on Dutch pastures for...

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Underwater parking garage for bicycles helps wildlife and pedestrians

Cycling is extremely popular in the Netherlands where there are more bikes than people. This is one reason why bicycle parking is at a premium and the country is in...

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Why are the tallest people in the world shrinking

For decades, Dutch men and women are the tallest in the world, but the last generation is on average one centimeter smaller than the previous one, researchers explain the reason...

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JD.com to open distribution centre in the Netherlands

Chinese e-commerce giant JD is to open a new, 18,000m² distribution centre in the Netherlands. Two thirds of this floor space will serve warehousing purposes and there will be offices...

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House of Rituals – flagship store in Amsterdam

Dutch beauty brand Rituals celebrates its 20th anniversary with its first-ever flagship, evolving to a lifestyle brand with complementary product categories and experiences. On the Retail Enviroments site published by...

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Dutch To Ban Cigarette Sales In Supermarkets From 2024

The Netherlands will ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in supermarkets from 2024 in a drive to get more people to give up smoking, the government said....

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A German hospital was given herring as a gift

In a unique way, the Dutch government thanked a German hospital for taking over the care of several coronavirus patients: four thousand young salted herrings were sent to the hospital...

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Restaurants, bars and cafés have reopened in the Netherlands

In strict compliance with the rules on community distancing, restaurants, bars and cafés in the Netherlands were reopened on Monday afternoon, thanks to a further loosening of restrictions on the...

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Dutch supermarkets use “dry mist” to keep fruits and vegetables fresh

Shoppers in the Netherlands have become accustomed to seeing fresh produce shelves covered in a layer of fine ‘dry mist’. But why? To keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer,...

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Dutch agricultural exports set a record thanks to increased sales of flowers and pork

According to data from the Dutch Central Statistics Office and the Wageningen Economic Research Center, agricultural exports in the Netherlands set a new record last year, growing by 4.6 percent...

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Smurfit Kappa Unveils Plan For Beverage Carton Recycling Plant

Smurfit Kappa has announced that it plans to set up the first beverage carton recycling plant in the Netherlands in association with HVC and Bluemats. The new facility will be equipped to...

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Spar opens its 150th Express store in Utrecht

Spar Netherlands  has opened its 150th Express store in Eemnes, in the province of Utrecht. The new store caters to the immediate or daily shopping needs of modern consumers in...

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Spar Netherlands Opens 150th Express Store In Utrecht

Spar Netherlands has announced that it has opened its 150th Express store in Eemnes in the province of Utrecht. The forecourt outlet caters to the immediate or daily shopping needs...

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Dutch cheesemakers worry about US tariffs

Two famous Dutch cheeses, Gouda Holland and Edam Holland, are among the many artisanal European products threatened with US tariffs the Trump administration announced on 8 April. For Dutch cheese...

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Plus puts ‘animal-friendly’ smoked chicken sausage on the market

Dutch retailer Plus announced that it had introduced a new range of smoked chicken sausages that bear the ‘Beter Leven’ certification. The new product, Gijs fresh chicken smoked sausage, is...

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The number of foreign tourists could increase by more than half in the Netherlands by 2030

By the end of the next decade, the number of foreign tourists in the Netherlands can grow by more than one and half times to about 29 million per year...

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Fipronil eggs were found again in the Netherlands

Fipronil was detected in pesticides in the Netherlands at an organic farm. Farmers apparently did not learn fom the case last year – agrarszektor.hu wrote. The scandal first exploded in...

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The shadowy side of the Dutch dairy industry

The Netherlands has one of the most successful dairy industry in the global market, but according to The Guardian, the size of the Dutch livestock is so large that the...

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Smoking to be banned in bars and cafes in the Netherlands

The smoking rooms in bars and cafes in the Netherlands have to be eliminated – the Court of Appeal in The Hague said in its Wednesday verdict. Following the introduction...

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