Supermarket OPening times

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Can anyone understand the opening policy of Albert Heijn. I notice this morning, looking at the opening times, that there seems to be an arbitary policy for which stores open on bank holidays. For instance Mariahoeve AH is open but Leidsenhaage is not. Yet the Leidse store is a big supermarket with plenty of parking and remains firmly shut.Why???


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I do not know if this is the case for Albert Hein supermarkets but for C1000 supermarkets they are privately owned and run a bit differently each.

There are also strict laws about Sunday and holiday openings if you are not in touristic areas. So in Delft some supermarkets outside of the historic center are not allowed to open on Sundays. There was an article in the local newspaper about the owner of a supermarket inthe suburbs complaining that his clients want him to open on Sundays but that he gets fined if he does.

I am not sure if it makes sense, but this is what I understood.


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