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C1000 supermarket owners oppose switch to Jumbo, AH formats

Thursday 03 May 2012

Independent shopkeepers who operate C1000 franchises are angry at plans by the Jumbo supermarket chain to force them to convert their formats, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Thursday.

The shopkeepers say they will be forced into unnecessary costs when their franchises either become Jumbo stores or are sold on to the Co-op and Albert Heijn.

'A large number of independent shopkeepers have approached us for advice,' Harrie ten Have of the food industry entrepreneurs' association Vakcentrum, told the paper.

Many of the franchise owners have just completed the switch to the C1000 Rood format and have been given three years to change to Jumbo. However, it takes six or seven years to earn back the cost of a revamp, the paper said.


Jumbo finance director Ton van Veen told the FD no concrete agreement had yet been reached with the franchise holders on the terms and conditions of the format switch.

Last Friday, Jumbo said it is to convert some 300 C1000 stores to its Jumbo format and sell a further 136 outlets to Albert Heijn and the Co-op.

The switch will improve Jumbo's market position and boost its buying power, the company said. Once the supermarkets have been refitted, Jumbo will have a Dutch market share of some 20%.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Approaching companies and firms for advice or franchising opportunities is a good strategy which involves skills, experience and expertise.

By Florin Georgescu | 3 May 2012 10:09 AM

You're doing a good job guys. From where we are to communism there is on small step away. No chains, no competition. There will be only one chain distributing food products called FOOD BANK in NL.

By Sasha | 3 May 2012 11:25 AM

So does this mean that all C1000's will change? I like my C1000 the way it is. They have everything I want and more. Please tell me that it will stay a C1000. The store is located in Oegstgeest.

By Pam | 3 May 2012 2:05 PM

I am convinced there is a cartel in NL with grocery stores to make them all sub-standard. Dutch grocery stores in other countries are much better, with more options, actual customer service, and they treat their customers with respect and not like idiots. They have to, or they would not make money. Why do they make money here not doing that?

By Quest | 4 May 2012 12:11 AM

Quest is right. My mother in Florida has an Aldi near her home and I was amazed how big,clean, well stocked, and friendly it was (I know Aldi is from Germany, but in NL these shops are depressing after seeing what they could be)

By AW | 4 May 2012 11:24 AM

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