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.
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.
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.
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.
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.