Published in Fashion on 26-04-2014
Yoni Van Looveren
Belgian distributors have banned Dutch supermarkets from cashing meal vouchers. Vakcentrum Levensmiddelen believes the restriction could negatively impact the Dutch supermarkets and wonders whether European law actually allows such a move.
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