Supply chain simplification for Coop Supermarkten

Date : 20 March 2013

Dutch retailer, Coop Supermarkten, is to simplify its distribution (DC) network and operate from two sites in the Netherlands, according to press reports.

Synergies after acquisition

With a new DC being built in Gieten, that is expected to be in operation by late 2013, the retailer has announced its intention to close its Peize and Monster based facilities. This new facility will help support the retailer’s growth plans and help realise synergies after acquisitions last year. Coop Supermarketen acquired the DC based in Peize, along with 54 stores, from Jumbo supermarkets in late 2012.

New Network

The new network will consist of two nationwide distribution centres. The first is in Deventer which will be dedicated to fresh products and the second will be new DC in Gieten. The winding down of operations in Monster and Peize is expected to be complete by the end of 2014 with all volume from the two being transferred to Gieten.

Recent results

Boosted by the addition of 67 stores, Coop Supermarkten posted results for 2012. Sales grew by 4.4% with gross sales reaching €907m.