Nutricia uses vending machine to sell baby milk

Nutricia uses vending machine to sell baby milk

In the Dutch railway station Utrecht Central, Nutricia is running a test project with a baby milk-selling vending machine. Parents can only buy a limited amount of milk powder, to avoid abuse like in supermarkets.

Theft

To counter that issue, customers have to register before they can get milk powder out of the vending machine and they are limited to 2 purchases per week. If the pilot is a success, Nutricia would like to place similar vending machines in other cities.

 

The "Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel" (Central Office for Food Trade) has started a close collaboration with the national police to deal with the issues in baby food. Not only do huge amounts get purchased in supermarkets, it also gets stolen on a massive scale. According to the CBL, some form of organized crime is behind the thefts.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Lower turnover and new CEO for Geox

19/01/2018

Italian shoe brand Geox’ turnover dropped slightly in the past fiscal year. It also replaced former CEO Gregorio Borgo with Matteo Mascazzini, who came from Italian fashion brand Gucci.

Slower growth for Primark

18/01/2018

Irish fashion chain Primark has seen its first quarter turnover grow 7 % at level exchange rates and 9 % taking the fluctuations into account. Analysts however had expected faster growth.

Zalando's profit is slightly below expectations

17/01/2018

German fashion web shop Zalando has grown nearly a quarter in the past fiscal year and its company profit also nearly grew 5 %, although the latter was slightly below its own expectations.

Record turnover for Yoox Net-a-Porter in 2017

16/01/2018

Online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) achieved a record turnover in 2017, surpassing two billion euro. That is a growth of more than 10 % compared to the year before, when it just missed that milestone.

Hugo Boss reaches growth targets for 2017

16/01/2018

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has managed to reach its targets for 2017, partially thanks to strong fourth quarter growth. For its full fiscal year, turnover grew 3 % (excluding exchange rate fluctuations).

C&A owners consider sale to Chinese investors

15/01/2018

The Dutch Brenninkmeijer family is considering to sell clothing chain C&A, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. One option is to sell to Chinese buyers.

Back to top