Colruyt launches new functionalities for MyColruyt

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt keeps investing in the digital world and launches a few new functionalities for MyColruyt with which customers can compose shopping lists. From now on, they can use the app to send their shopping directly to Collect&Go, the store chain’s online shopping service. Furthermore, customers can sort their list according to the layout of their familiar Colruyt store.

Link with Collect&Go

Since it’s launch in October 2016, MyColruyt has been downloaded more than 240,000 times. Colruyt kept working on improvements of the app and asked feedback from the users. “Since the app was launched last year, we have received a lot of useful information from our customers. A clear and direct link between MyColruyt and Collect&Go was mentioned regularly”, says Guy Elewaut, marketing manager of Colruyt Lowest Prices. “From now on, our customers can reserve online with one click on the Collect&Go icon in their shopping list and pick up their purchases afterwards in one of the Collect&Go pick-up points.” Geert Boel, business unit manager Collect&Go: “At Collect&Go we want to make shopping easier and easier for our customers. This new collaboration fits in perfectly with our view.”

Sorted by aisle

The customers also suggested the possibility to sort their shopping list in the MyColruyt app according to the layout of their Colruyt store. “Thanks to the handy guide, they can sort their shopping according to the order of the aisles. This makes shopping even more efficient and faster, and they are sure to have everything in their shopping carts when they arrive at the check-out”, says Elewaut. The Colruyt stores layout is the same in general, but there can be local differences. “At the beginning of July, we started to integrate the new functionality and today it is available for more than 150 Colruyt stores”, according to Elewaut.

Many more updates are scheduled. The search function will be extended with additional filters, for vegetarian products for instance. In the fall, Colruyt will also work on better correspondence between MyColruyt and the Xtra app launched in April.

Digital shopping lists

My Colruyt is freely available for iOS and Android. Customers compose digital shopping lists from the complete assortment of their store and can select ingredients from 7,000 Colruyt recipes in the app. They can also find all the prices in their store, see all products with Red Prices or a discount and save their favourites. Thanks to the open Wi-Fi in the stores, they can check off their purchases on the list as they shop.

More information

Hanne Poppe, press officer Colruyt Group.
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

SOURCE: Colruyt Group

 

Colruyt to open newly renovated store in Haaltert on 30 November

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Apr-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 30 November the renovated Colruyt store in Haaltert will open its doors after a few months of renovation work. The store has been expanded by half its original size and restyled into a new-generation Colruyt store.

New-generation store
Store manager Joel Steeman: “Colruyt regularly renovates its stores to make them more efficient and to make shopping for customers more pleasant. At the freshmarket, for instance, we replaced the plastic flaps with an air curtain. When making renovations, we always aim at simplicity and the lowest costs, as our customers expect from us.”

Wider product range and new butcher’s department
The store’s sales area has been expanded to 1,500 m². Customers can now find a wider assortment in every department, in both the food and the non-food section. The freshmarket and the frozen products department for instance are now considerably larger. For fresh quality meat, customers can visit the brand-new butcher’s department. Head butcher Danny Breynaert: “Our customers have a nice overview of the range of meat, cold cuts and salads. And they can see the butchers at work in an open workshop. Customers can easily talk to them if they have questions or special orders.”

2 extra check-out points – 8 in total – ensure an even smoother service. The also parking area has been expanded by half its size.

Collect&Go shops for the customer
Colruyt Haaltert now also has a Collect&Go pick-up point. Store manager Joel Steeman: “Collect&Go is a handy Colruyt service where we shop for our customers. They send us their shopping list over the Internet or using their smartphones, and the Collect&Go employees have their products ready at the pick-up point on the day and time of their choice. It’s a handy service, and they save time!”

Special open evening
From Wednesday 30 March, store manager Joel Steeman, head butcher Danny Breynaert and their 37 employees – 3 more than in the old store – will be on hand to welcome their customers at the revamped Colruyt Haaltert.
Joel Steeman: “The evening before, on Tuesday 29 Match from 17 to 20, everyone is invited for a store preview. During this special open house, customers will be offered snacks and a drink. Everyone is most welcome!”

For more information, please contact:

Filip Ghillebaert (regional manager) at 02 360 10 40
Hanne Poppe (press officer Colruyt Group) at 0473 92 45 10

Practical information:

Colruyt Haaltert
Hoogstraat 131
9450 Haaltert

Opening times:
Mon-Sat: 8.30 – 20
Fri: 8.30 – 21

Open house:
Tuesday 29 March from 17 to 20.

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 Colruyt to open newly renovated store in Haaltert on 30 November


Colruyt to open newly renovated store in Haaltert on 30 November

 

Colruyt Belgium and Luxembourg, Collect&Go and OKay recall minneolas 1.5 kg packed in nets due to exceeded amount of Carbaryl insecticide

Sales period: from 7/3 to 10/3/2016

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — During inspections of minneolas 1.5 kg packed in nets, our supplier found that the authorised amount of Carbaryl was exceeded in a specific batch of goods.

Carbaryl is an insecticide. The toxic quantity is absorbed by the rind of the minneolas.

Repeated and frequent intake of Carbaryl can cause headaches, muscle  weakening, nausea, stomach cramps, transpiration and restlessness. For this reason, Colruyt Belgium and Luxembourg, Collect&Go and OKay remove these minneolas from the shelves. They ask their customers not to consume the product and to return it to the store. The product will then be refunded.

Meanwhile, all stores have removed the products from the shelves.

 

Description of the product:

Sold at Colruyt Belgium and Luxembourg, Collect&Go and OKay

Minneolas 1.5 kg

Best before date: 21-22-25/3/2016
Article number:18661
Lot numbers:
– For minneolas with best before date 21/3: VO-16-06619
– For minneolas with best before date 22/3: VO-16-06641
– For minneolas with best before date 25/3: VO-16-06739

02 360 10 40

 

Contact:

Hanne Poppe
Press officer Colruyt Group
Tel.: 0473 92 45 10

 

FAQ Minneolas 1.5 kg packed in nets

What is Carbaryl?
Carbaryl is an insecticide.

I have bought this product. What do I do?
Do not eat the minneolasReturn them to your store and we will refund you.

What if I have already eaten them?
Repeated and frequent intake of Carbaryl can cause headaches, muscle  weakening, nausea, stomach cramps, transpiration and restlessness. For this reason, Colruyt Belgium and Luxembourg, Collect&Go and OKay remove these minneolas from the shelves.

Where can I get more information?
Call our customer service at 02 360 10 40.

This message was drawn up in consultation with the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC).

Contact
Hanne Poppe
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)2 363 55 45
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

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Colruyt Belgium and Luxembourg, Collect&Go and OKay recall minneolas 1.5 kg packed in nets due to exceeded amount of Carbaryl insecticide

Colruyt Belgium and Luxembourg, Collect&Go and OKay recall minneolas 1.5 kg packed in nets due to exceeded amount of Carbaryl insecticide

Recall: 5 Senses Torti-Ya! sold at Colruyt and Collect&Go

Halle, Belgium, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Checks by the FASFC showed that the allowed amount of ESBO (Epoxidized Soybean Oil) was exceeded in the Torti-Ya! tortilla preparation based on potatoes and onions of the brand 5 Senses (glass jar of 350 g).

Epoxidized soybean oil is used as a plasticizer to make the coating of the jar’s lid more flexible. It is not used as an ingredient. Consuming the tortilla preparation will therefore not cause acute toxic symptoms.

However, a repeated intake of too high ESBO amounts can negatively impact some organs, such as the lever, kidneys and uterus.  That is why Colruyt and Collect&Go are removing the product from the shelves as a precaution. They ask their customers not to consume the product and to return it to the store. The product will then be refunded.
Meanwhile, all stores have removed the products from the shelves.

Description of the product:

Sold at Colruyt and Collect&Go

5 Senses Torti-Ya!
Tortilla preparation based on potatoes and onion 350 g

Best before date: 05/2019
Article number: 23114
Batch number: 080140617

Sold from March 2015 until December 2015

For more information, customers can call the telephone number 02 360 10 40.

Contact:

Jan DEROM
Press officer Colruyt Group
Tel.: 0473 92 45 10

FAQ:

What is ESBO?
ESBO or Epoxidized Soybean Oil is used as a plasticizer to make the coating of the jar’s lid more flexible. It is not used as an ingredient to prepare the product.

I have bought this product. What do I do?
Do not consume the article. Return it to your store and we will refund you.

What if I have already eaten it?
In principle, intake of the tortilla preparation does not cause acute toxic symptoms. However, Colruyt and Collect&Go are removing the product from the shelves as a precaution. Because a repeated intake of too high ESBO amounts can negatively impact some organs, such as the lever, kidneys and uterus.

Where can I get more information?
Call our customer service at the number 02 360 10 40.

This message was drawn up in consultation with the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC).

SOURCE: Colruyt Group

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Recall: 5 Senses Torti-Ya! sold at Colruyt and Collect&Go

Recall: 5 Senses Torti-Ya! sold at Colruyt and Collect&Go