Published in General on 02-04-2014
Yoni Van Looveren
Loods 5 will open its third store in Amersfoort in 2015, which will allow even more people to buy items meant for home decoration.
The Amersfoort location is meant to be accessible and has a store size of 18,000 sqm.
The owner of Dutch retail chain Action, British investment company 3i, announced in its half-yearly figures that the discounter is now worth more than 10 billion euros. Last year, the value of the retailer was estimated at 'just' 6.5 billion.
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