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Mar 21 '19 15:50

Online supermarket Picnic is the fastest growing company in the Netherlands, followed by meal deliverer Takeaway.com and cosmetics chain Rituals, according to research by Erasmus University Rotterdam, NOS reports.

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Jan 3 '17 16:15

A 9-year-old child threatened store personnel in Eindhoven with a knife after he was caught shoplifting. The store employees stopped the boy before he could leave the Action store and tried to take him to the office. He pulled a knife and started waving it about, ANP reports.

The employees managed to take the knife from the boy. The 9-year-old grabbed a pen and again tried to stab the employees. When the employees took the pen from him, he started screaming.

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Apr 15 '16 08:36

The ban on free plastic shopping bags, implemented on January 1st, is bearing fruit of success. Since the implementation, all retailers report a decrease in plastic bag consumption of at least 50 percent, some large retailers even go as far as 85 percent, Trouw reports based on own investigation.

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Nov 13 '15 16:15

Department store chain Hema was once again voted the Netherlands' most needed brand in research institute Eurib's annual top 100 ranking. Bol.com came a close second and Ikea came in third.

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Feb 24 '15 11:44

Stores often refuse to take old light-bulbs for recycling. Despite an increasing number of stores getting collection bins for old light bulbs to be recycled, a sixth of stores still refuse these light bulbs or simply throw them away.

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Apr 10 '14 09:53

Police in Colombia have seized a shipment of 7 tons of cocaine bound for The Netherlands in the port of Cartagena. This is the second biggest bust of cocaine in the last 13 years, Colombian civil servants announced Wednesday.

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