Colruyt Group: Bio-Planet, DreamLand and Dreambaby open brand-new joint location in Mol

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 25 October, Bio-Planet, DreamLand and Dreambaby open the doors of a brand-new joint location in Mol. The former Center Shop made way for a new construction big enough for the three Colruyt Group stores and good for about thirty jobs. On Tuesday 24 October, all neighbours […]

Colruyt Group offers in-depth information on house brand food products with the launch of “Product Finder” website

Colruyt Group offers in-depth information on house brand food products with the launch of “Product Finder” website   Halle, Belgium, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (September 20, 2017), Colruyt Group is launching their unique website “Product Finder”. This digital platform offers in-depth information about the group’s house brand food products, including Boni Selection and […]

Colruyt Group: the eggs on our shelves are safe

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Our customers’ safety and health is our first and most important priority. Colruyt Group is closely monitoring the situation with regards to the current Fipronil contamination in the eggs. We continue asking our suppliers for supplementary analyses, as an extra control on top of the analyses that […]

Colruyt Group receives encouraging conclusions on its initial report on the use of antibiotics in pig farming

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has received its first complete report from the AB Register, the platform developed by non-profit association Belpork to set up a policy for more sustainable use of antibiotics in pig farming. The conclusions are most encouraging, both for data reporting and quantitative and qualitative analysis of […]

Colruyt Group Sees Gradual Improvement in Working Conditions of Suppliers

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group notices that working conditions at its suppliers in high-risk countries are gradually improving. This became clear during audits carried out last year in 285 non-food factories, farming and food businesses, especially in China and South-East Asia. Most suppliers improved working conditions sufficiently to allow us […]

Colruyt Group starts to convert 234 older stores into low-energy stores this year

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, Colruyt Group started to convert all of its older stores into low-energy stores this year. Over a 12-year period, 234 stores will be converted to energy-efficiency. The wave of conversions is a new step to create stores which do not use fossil fuel and to introduce […]

Colruyt Group launches the Xtra loyalty card

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( March 20, 2017), Colruyt Group launched the Xtra loyalty card. This is a single loyalty card which, from April 4th, can be used by a massive 3.7 million customers in over 600 shops and collection points comprising Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet, Spar Colruyt Group, Collect&Go, Dreamland, Dreambaby […]

Colruyt Group further expands its collaboration with Belgian Food banks

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Jan-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group is further expanding its already successful collaboration with the Food banks. Until recently, local collection of unsold food took place in 14 Colruyt stores, this number will now be increased to as many as 37 stores. Colruyt Group considers it a duty to limit food […]

Colruyt Group joins sustainable transport initiative by shipping citrus fruits from Spain via Cool Rail

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group will be shipping several containers of citrus fruit each week from Spain via Cool Rail, a new rail link for fresh produce between Valencia and the Port of Cologne. Trucks transport the containers to the distribution centre in Halle and return to Cologne with empty […]

Colruyt Group supports Belgian fruit growers with sale of Boni Selection pure juices

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year in a row, Colruyt Group is taking the initiative to support Belgian apple and pear growers. Under the house brand Boni Selection, Colruyt and OKay are now offering 250,000 bottles of purely squeezed apple juice and an equal amount of bottled apple-pear juice. […]

Colruyt Group CEO Jef Colruyt awarded the first Joule Prize for Renewable Energy by Organisation for Renewable Energy

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group CEO Jef Colruyt received the first Joule Prize for Renewable Energy from Flemish Energy Minister Bart Tommelein at the Flemish Parliament. The prize was presented by the Organisation for Renewable Energy (ODE), the sector federation for renewable energy in Flanders. The ODE awards the prize to […]

Colruyt Group installs rubbish bins, PMD and smokers’ poles in Halle as part of ‘Joining hands for less street litter’ campaign

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the ‘Joining hands for less street litter’ campaign, Colruyt Group is starting a two-year test project to reduce litter in the vicinity of some of its headquarters buildings in Halle. Extra rubbish bins for general litter and PMD (plastics, metals, drinks’ containers) have been placed […]

Colruyt Group recalls Boni Selection Bio Quinoa (500 g) due to high a content of aflatoxin B1

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — An internal verification revealed too high a content of aflatoxin B1 in de quinoa (500 g) of Boni Selection Bio. Aflatoxins are mycotoxins that can be present in several products such as grain, coffee, rice, raisins and dried fruit. Aflatoxins can only cause health problems if used in […]

Colruyt Group updates on its recycling initiatives

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has managed to recycle an increasing share of its industrial waste, leaving less and less residual waste. In the first six months of 2016, the recycling rate has risen to a record 82.1%, which is an increase of more than two percent over six months ago. […]

METRO GROUP acquires French food service distribution company Pro à Pro from Colruyt Group

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP has acquired the French food service distribution company for professional customers Pro à Pro from the Belgian retail group Colruyt Group. Pro à Pro is one of the most important food service distribution (FSD) providers in France offering direct food delivery services to different customer […]

Colruyt Group continues on improving the working conditions at their suppliers in risk countries

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Jun-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group continues working on improving the working conditions at their suppliers in risk countries. In 2015, a total of 555 audits were performed at non-European non-food plants and agricultural and food companies that supply to the group. 86 percent of the suppliers had acceptable working conditions. […]

Colruyt Group expands collaboration with the Food Banks

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Jun-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Due to positive results from a first test in four Walloon branches, Colruyt Group is expanding their collaboration with the Food Banks. Both parties have a unique system set up in Belgium: fifteen Colruyt stores in Belgium, spread out in accordance to need, will make their unsold […]

Jean‑Pierre Roelands will leave Colruyt Group at the end of June

Halle, Belgium, 2016-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 30 June 2016, Jean-Pierre Roelands will end his active career at Colruyt Group. In his position of commercial director he helped shape the “Lowest Prices” concept which has become Colruyt’s signature since. In the past years Jean-Pierre was the Store Concepts Director and one of the moving spirits […]

Colruyt Group contributes to public health by improving the nutritional value of its house brands

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — For years, Colruyt Group has been improving the nutritional value of its house brands. Our in-house nutritionists check the nutritional value of each product and improve it wherever possible. In this, they focus on decreasing the amount of salt, added sugar, and saturated fats. Colruyt Group has […]

Colruyt Group opens new hydrogen plant

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group officially opens the new hydrogen plant within the framework of the “Don Quichote*” project. Located on the Dassenveld site in Hal, where the group has a distribution centre, this plant has the aim of demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of a hydrogen storage and […]

Colruyt Group lowers impact on climate change with liquid ice containers to transport fresh products to the stores

Liquid ice cooling has a 58% lower impact on climate change Halle, Belgium, 2016-Jan-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has recently started using a new type of refrigerated container to transport fresh products to the stores. This ‘liquid ice container’ was developed by in-house engineers and uses liquid ice, a first in the sector. The […]

Colruyt Group grants its pig farmers with support bonus of 10 cents per kilo

Halle, Belgium, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has decided to support the pork industry by granting its pig farmers with a support bonus of 10 cents per kilo. The group is looking to use this action to help its long-term partners scrape a living. This is also a way of contributing to the […]

Colruyt Group to switch to cooling installations that operate on natural propane; 90% fewer greenhouse gases

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — New step in CO2 reduction plan: a 20% decrease in relative emissions by 2020 Colruyt Group is switching to cooling installations that operate on natural propane gas and that emit as much as 90% fewer greenhouse gases than the current ones. The group will eventually outfit all 360 […]

Colruyt Group’s Spar opened first new generation supermarket in Kessel, Belgium

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, October 29, the first new generation of Colruyt Group’s Spar supermarkets opened in Kessel. Spar wants to combine the joy of grocery shopping with the authenticity of a local supermarket. To this end, the Kessel store was completely renovated. Retail Partners Colruyt Group developed the new […]

Colruyt Group’s internal energy producer and supplier WE-Power renamed itself Eoly

Colruyt Group’s energy producer and supplier chooses cooperations Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group’s internal energy producer and supplier renamed itself Eoly instead of the former WE-Power. Eoly will continue to develop the production of green power by means of wind turbines and solar panels. In this way, Colruyt Group will […]

Colruyt Group expands mobile payment solutions

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After having launched mobile payments via the SEQR application in all physical brand stores and online stores, the Colruyt Group is extending this option to applications offered by KBC/CBC and Bancontact/Mister Cash. This alternative is rolled out from today and will be available in 400 Colruyt, OKay, […]

Colruyt Group’s fresh market CRU opens in Ghent, Belgium

Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — CRU, Colruyt Group’s fresh market, is coming to Ghent. CRU announced this to the press today at the presentation of the new Matexi Kouterdreef project. CRU is a new concept created for and by people with a passion for great food, pure flavours and authentic quality products. […]

Belgium: Colruyt Group opens shopping centre in Jambes on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site

Colruyt Group continues its investments in Wallonia Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the inauguration last June of the new Ath-Lessines distribution centre, Colruyt Group is continuing to invest in Wallonia, this time by opening a shopping centre in Jambes, on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site. Located at the entrance to the […]

Colruyt Group and its partners in the purchasing group CORE join the oldest European retail alliance Alidis

HALLE, Belgium, 2015-8-7— /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group and its current partners of the purchasing group CORE (the Swiss Coop and Italian Conad) combined their forces with the oldest European retail alliance Alidis. The “Alliance Internationale de Distributeurs” is composed of the German Edeka, the Spanish Eroski and the French Groupement des Mousquetaires, and […]