Total number of Albert Heijn supermarkets in the Netherlands 2019, by type

Albert Heijn is the leading supermarket chain in the Netherlands, with nearly 1,000 branches in 2019. The majority of these were regular Albert Heijn supermarkets, but next to that Albert Heijn also operated AH to go as well as AH XL supermarkets. In 2019, there were 36 Albert Heijn hypermarkets, the so-called AH XL.

 Market share development

  Between 2012 and 2018, Albert Heijn’s market share in the Netherlands increased slightly, from 33.7 percent to 34.7. The food retailer’s market share peaked in 2017, at 35.2 percent. But although all is still well for AH, closest competitor Jumbo managed to nearly double its market share in the same period, from just under ten percent in 2012 to 19.1 percent in 2018.

Online grocery market share

  Albert Heijn dominates not just regular food retail in the Netherlands, it is also the market leader in the online grocery market. In 2019, Albert Heijn’s online grocery market share was 42 percent – a decrease in comparison to the previous three years, but still amounting to nearly half of the market. Online Jumbo too is one of Albert Heijn’s main competitors. In 2019, Jumbo reached an online market share of 21 percent.

Total number of Albert Heijn supermarkets in the Netherlands in 2019, by type

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December 2019



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