New budget supermarkets are set to hit the Netherlands in the coming months. Prompted by the increasing success of German chains Lidl and Aldi, three new stores will aim to compete in the budget food and discount goods market.
A suspicious A suspicious briefcase was discovered on Friday morning in front of the Albert Heijn on the Van Schevichavenstraat in Nijmegen.
A man is in intensive care at the hospital after a fight broke out in the Pretoriusstraat in Amsterdam on Friday night.
At least 27 supermarket owners confessed to the Dutch tax authorities, de Belastingdienst, that they committed fraud. They pretended that revenues were lower to pay less tax. A documentary of the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur showed that on Thursday.
Albert Heijn is going to replace the “Euro Shop” products with those from the “AH Basic” label. The first five products will be replaced in the next five weeks and it is expected that a total of 500 Euro Shop products will be all replaced within this year.
The change of the packaging is due to an inconsistency between price and quality.
Albert Heijn (AH) will remove its budget line Euro Shopper from the supermarkets in the course of this year. Instead the chain will introduce AH Basic, as a more price-quality consistent brand.
Approximately 250 staff of Albert Heijn distribution centers participated in the protest march on Tuesday in Amsterdam for a better contract. According to Netherlands’ biggest employee trade union Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging (FNV) the strikes that started last week are now getting visible in the supermarkets. Bndestem.nl reports that Albert Heijin contradicts this and states that only eleven percent of the distribution staff is on strike, and that 'fortunately, most employees are still working'.