Albert Heijn is to start a trial with SuperBuddy’s Rappie in Rotterdam, De Telegraaf reports. Currently, four grocery stores are testing the service. SuperBuddy provides personal shoppers that pick goods in stores and then deliver them to customers by bike.
Just over a year after the merger, Ahold Delhaize has reported its first combined half year results. The retailer reported good growth in its home market, The Netherlands; however sales declined slightly in Belgium. The central and south-eastern Europe segment also performed well.
Dutch market leader Albert Heijn will be the first retailer in the country to test Hiku. Hiku is an electronic fridge magnet which enables shoppers to add goods to their virtual shopping lists via barcode scanning or voice recognition. Customers can either use the shopping list the traditional way, when they do their shopping in the retailer’s physical stores – or with one click they can add everything to their shopping basket in Albert Heijn’s online shop.
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