Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia is heading for for further laborious efforts to compete with EasyJet and Ryanair. According to De Telegraaf, airline wants to cut prices, and there is a lot of unrest among Transavia's personnel.
Top Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn's store brand Guacamole has won the shop the number one spot in a consumer election for the products with the best false advertising. With only 0.7 percent guacamole powder, the guacamole dip from AH won the 'Kletsmajoor Award'.
Prices for existing houses in July were 1.9 percent higher than July 2013.
Sources inside budget airline Transavia say the Air France/KLM owned carrier is being transformed into a price fighter that can better compete with easyJet and Ryanair, De Telegraaf reports.
The number of unemployed has fallen for the third month in a row, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced today.
Dutch society loses about €30 billion annually to fraudsters, including scams such as insurance fraud and swindling with benefits. The guilty parties are rarely caught, according to daily newspaper Metro.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn is suffering under the growth of other chains like Jumbo and Lidl, according to quarter figures from mother company Ahold. Profits at Ahold dropped from €206 to €147 million last quarter while turnover dropped more than four percent to 7.4 billion, the NOS reports.
While Russia is an important market to Heineken, the company has felt little of the tension between that country and the West over the situation in the Ukraine, says CEO Jean-Francois van Boxmeer.
Russia's boycott on The Netherlands will cost the country more than €300 million, according to The Netherlands Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
Dutch retail, pharmacy and drugstore chain Kruidvat is recalling all baby cribs with the brand Bambino. Children could suffocate on some of the bed's parts. This is the second Bambino baby bed that Kruidvat has had to recall.
The class action lawsuit brought by franchisees against Bakker Bart headquarters continues in a court in Arnhem. The popular sandwich chain is facing accusations of excessive greed by more then 50 of the 183 franchisees.
Sales of new cars in the Netherlands will fall to levels not seen since 1969. Trade association Aumacon on Monday posted revised forecasts, predicting that 380,000 new cars will be sold in 2014. This figure represents a decrease of 8.8% from 2013 when 416 726 new cars were sold.
A massive one million Dutch people are estimated to use a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven percent had access to a paid Netflix account.
The European Union is making €125 million available to assist the agriculture sector face Russia’s ban on Western imports.
Export has pushed a 0.5 percent growth in the Dutch economy, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) has reported.
CBS said it made a “flash estimate” of the economic performance in the second quarter of the year, as a customary first estimation within 45 days after the quarter ends, with the data that is available.
A data leak which exposed personal details such as names, addresses and bank account numbers of national public transportation card users has since been fixed, the card's management team said. The problems were first reported over the weekend, and they were patched up on Tuesday, a spokesman for Trans Link Systems told De Telegraaf.
Schiphol is investing €500 million in a new airport terminal and runway to be opened in 2018, construction magazine Cobouw announces. The airport is also hoping to become one of the most sustainable airports in the world, De Telegraaf reports.
A malfunction with ING Bank's online system left customers in a lurch, unable to use internet banking services as well as transaction processor iDeal. First reports of the problem surfaced around 10:00 am as customers took to social media to complain of payment failures.
New budget supermarkets are set to hit the Netherlands in the coming months. Prompted by the increasing success of German chains Lidl and Aldi, three new stores will aim to compete in the budget food and discount goods market.
This Thursday, there will be a European discussion in Brussels about possible measures for companies that are going to be affected by the Russian food boycott. For Dutch export, VNO-NCW-director Hans de Boer warns that the damage could be €1.5 to €2 billion, the NOS reports.
“I have been doing this for 55 years and I never experienced it this bad before,” a retailer said this morning after purchasing spinach for €0.30, bottom price at the vegetable auction in Zaltbommel.
Russia’s decision to ban produce from western countries -in response to the EU boycott– is poised to hurt Dutch farmers, prompting calls for Government support to the agricultural sector.
Multinational financial services group ING on Wednesday announced a net profit in the second quarter of 1.07 billion. The profit represents a increase of 19 percent and topples all estimates, the company said.