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