In the Netherlands, the lockdown is extended by three weeks. Non-food representative INretail insists on substantial additional support measures.
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Signature Foods has a new owner: British investment company Pamplona Capital acquires the Dutch salad manufacturer from IK Investment Partners.
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(Update) Germany will be back in lockdown from Wednesday, with closed stores, schools and cultural institutions. The Netherlands are following this example starting midnight. What is Belgium doing?
Mondial Relay, a company distributing parcels through pick-up points, strengthens its position in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain. The company will also start operating in Portugal.
After a successful trial in the Netherlands, food giant Kraft Heinz will deliver fresh ready meals from its own brand Honig to homes across Europe.
Since Sunday, Unilever has legally become an entirely British company. This puts an end to years of wrangling between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom over the multinational's seat.
As of 2024, Dutch supermarkets will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco products. Online sales will be restricted one year earlier.
Investigations into bankrupt fashion group FNG are now also leading to the Netherlands: over the years, the retailer has channelled 110 million euros to a dubious fund, without any explanation.
Martijn Rozenboom has acquired five Dutch chains of the bankrupt FNG group. The Belgian stores, meanwhile, are still waiting for more news about their fate.
Just days after their Belgian counterparts, the Dutch constituents of FNG have also been declared bankrupt. According to the fashion group, its chains like Miss Etam, Expresso and Claudia Sträter will stand a better chance of a second life this way.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo is restructuring its restaurant business La Place: 23 restaurants, or more than a quarter of all establishments, are closing due to the corona crisis.
Willem Olsthoorn, co-founder of children's clothing brand Oilily, passed away last Wednesday. The label was mainly known for its colourful designs and gained international fame. Olsthoorn turned 81.
British-Dutch conglomerate Unilever wants to simplify its structure and chooses the British side, siding with important shareholders. This ends almost a century of dual structure.
As of today, JDE Peet's, the parent company of Douwe Egberts and Senseo, is listed on the stock market. The company has raised 2.25 billion euros already, making it the largest IPO of the year.
In several European countries, such as the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, consumers are (soon) less likely to need their PIN code if they pay contactless in shops. By raising the amount for which PIN confirmation is needed, the risk of contamination is reduced.
Amazon would (finally) launch its complete webshop in the Netherlands next week, according to statements to several media offices. Currently, Amazon.nl is only a Kindle and book shop.