Sunday 07 August 2022

Hundreds of claims made for lost luggage

Travel insurers have been hit by hundreds of claims for missing luggage following the chaos at Schiphol airport, and the worst is yet to come, the Parool reported on Friday. People whose suitcases go missing can claim the cost of replacement articles – such as toiletries and clothing – up to a maximum €250. But if a suitcase has not turned up after 60 days, travellers can make a claim for its fully insured value, and those won’t be filed... More >

Ahold Delhaize puts Bol IPO on ice

Supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize has put plans for an IPO for its online retail arm on ice because of the prevailing market conditions, the Financieele Dagblad said on Friday, quoting unnamed sources. The decision follows sliding share prices among its competitors, which grew enormously during the coronavirus pandemic but have now seen sales decline, the FD said. sales were down 7% in the first quarter of this year. The paper also said analysts had expressed doubts about the... More >

Just Eat Takeaway writes off €3b on US buy

Dutch meal delivery firm Just Eat Takeaway has written off some €3 billion on its purchase of US delivery firm GrubHub, plunging the company deep into the red. Just Eat Takeaway bought Grubhub last year for €6.4 billion but the takeover has not been a happy one and the US company has been struggling to compete against Uber Eats and Doordash. Shareholders have also called on Just Eat Takeawy to sell the company. Just Eat Takeaway, which earlier took over... More >

Big farmers group will join nitrogen talks

The biggest Dutch farmers association LTO will present a ‘joint message’ to the cabinet at Friday’s meeting with government mediator Johan Remkes, the organisation has confirmed. The decision to make a joint statement was taken at a meeting of eight different farming organisations and campaign groups about the the government’s plans to slash nitrogen emissions, which will have an impact across the industry. Militant farmers groups Agractie and Farmers Defence Force (FDF) were among those taking part in the Nijkerk... More >

Permanent jobs for post delivery staff

Postal company PostNL is to offer all its letter delivery staff a permanent contract – both those already working for the company as freelancers and new employees. In addition, a further 1,000 temporary contracts will be switched into permanent ones. The aim is to retain staff and attract new people, Bob van Ierland, who heads up the post division, said. ‘We hope the prospect of a permanent contract will also make new delivery staff enthusiastic about working for us,’ he... More >