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Dutch Retail Chains: who owns who?

Expat just arriving in Holland? Faced with unfamiliarity of Dutch retail chain stores on the high street, it can take a while to learn what products each sells. Later you can be surprised to learn many of those stores are related, owned by same parent company…

Megastores Rotterdam

As you settle into life in Holland, become more familiar with stores along the local Voorstraat or Hoogstraat, start remembering their names off the top of your head and what types of products they carry, you may end up surprised to learn many of them are related to each other.

Here is a list of some chain stores in Holland that are part of a multi-brand retail organization…

 

RETAIL CHAIN STORE NAME IN HOLLAND PARENT COMPANY
Albert Heijn, Bol.com, Etos, Gall & Gall AHold
Makro, Media Markt Metro AG
Bart Smit, Big Bazar, Blokker, Intertoys, Leen Bakker, MarsKramer, Toys XL, Xenos Blokker Holding
Brugman, Keuken Kampioen, Keuken Concurrent, Kuchen Direct, Mandemakers, Montel, Piet Klerkx, Sanders Meubelstad, Svea,  Woonexpress, Wooning DMG
Formido, Praxis Maxeda
Gamma, Karwei Intergamma
Benesto, Decowize, Kwantum, Woon & Co. HFG
DroomDomein, Keuken Depot, Profit Meubel, Pronto Wonen, SuperKeukens IMG
ICI Paris, Kruidvat, Trekpleister A.S. Watson
Fietsenwinkel, Hans Struijk Fietsen IBG
America Today, Cool Cat, MS Mode Excellent Retail Brands
Adam Brandstore, Gaastra, McGregor McGregor Fashion Group
GSUS, Men at Work, Sissy Boy Varova Fashion Group
Claudia Strater, Expresso, Miss Etam, Steps R&S Retail Group
AktieSport, PerrySport, King of Trainers JD Sports/Unlimited Sports Retail
Chasin’, Score Score Group
Intersport, Runnersworld, The Athlete’s Foot, Decorette, Hubo, Vivante Euretco

 

Now that you are more aware of which retail chains here in Holland are connected, you may have fun playing connect the dots the next time you receive a bunch of sale circulars in the mail.  😉

Dutch sales circulars

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Related information…

SOUTH HOLLAND CLOTHING & SHOE STORES
SOUTH HOLLAND ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCE STORES
SOUTH HOLLAND KITCHEN & BATHROOM STORES
SOUTH HOLLAND FURNITURE SHOPS
SOUTH HOLLAND COSMETICS STORES & PERFUMERIES
SOUTH HOLLAND SHOPPING MALLS
FASHION CHAIN STORES IN HOLLAND

 

 

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