Albert Heijn to start selling goods out of boxes

Supermarket group Albert Heijn has confirmed it is to start selling some products directly from boxes rather than display them unpacked on shelves.

A spokesman told Nos television the move will cut costs and improve presentation. Shelf-stakers will also be able to complete their work more quickly and fewer goods will get broken, the spokesman said.
The company also expects its suppliers will develop attractive packaging and products will be more easily identified.
Last month, Albert Heijn angered its suppliers by demanding they cut their margins by a further 2%.
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