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Sep 18 '18 13:22

The second floor of a parking garage of supermarket Deka in Wormerveer collapsed on Tuesday. It is not yet clear if anyone was hurt or killed. Emergency services are at the scene, NRC reports.

At least five ambulances, the fire brigade and police are at the parking garage. Firefighters are not yet able to enter the collapsed structure, because it is still too dangerous, a spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zaanstreek-Waterland said to the newspaper.

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Sep 7 '18 07:52

An argument about cutting in line escalated into a stabbing incident in a supermarket in Vlaardingen on Thursday. One man was injured. A suspect was arrested, at his own birthday party, NU.nl reports.

The victim was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

The police arrested the suspect at his home in Vlaardingen. When they arrived there, a birthday party was underway. It turned out to be the suspect's own party. He turned 53.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing. 

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Jun 28 '18 16:00

A 49-year-old man stabbed his ex-wife with a chisel in a supermarket in Bergen op Zoom on Wednesday morning. The man was arrested almost immediately after the incident, AD reports.

The man entered the supermarket around 10:50 a.m. and walked right up to his ex. He stabbed her with a chisel, injuring her. 

A police officer in civilian clothing happened to be in the supermarket and witnessed the attack. She ran after the perpetrator, overpowered and arrested him, despite his resistance. Bystanders helped her.

May 14 '18 13:30

Jumbo is the cheapest supermarket in the Netherlands, according to an annual study by consumer program Kassa. Albert Heijn is the most expensive, RTL Nieuws reports.

For this study, Kassa bought the same, common products from large national supermarkets Albert Heijn, Aldi, Jumbo, Lidl and Plus. 26 products were bought from each store. Albert Heijn turned out to be the most expensive, with the basket of groceries costing 46.01 euros. Jumbo came out cheapest at 41.25 euros. 

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Apr 2 '18 13:10

Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg is annoyed at a number of supermarkets in the Red Light District, that bought extra beer and liquor to sell to English football supporters who came to the Dutch capital to watch the Netherlands vs England practice match. These supermarkets did not take their responsibility to prevent drunken football hooligans rampaging through the city, according to him, Het Parool reports.

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Mar 30 '18 12:40

One in three supermarkets in the Netherlands will be open on Easter Sunday this year, almost double compared to two years ago. A handful of shopping centers will also be open on Sunday, the first time ever in the Netherlands, according to Openingstijden.nl, AD reports.

63 percent of Dutch municipalities are now allowing supermarkets to be open on Easter Sunday. This year 31 percent of supermarkets in the country are making use of this possibility, compared to 16 percent two years ago.

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Mar 20 '18 11:50

Two robbers crashed their car into a supermarket in the Noord-Holland town of Wormerveer on Tuesday morning, the Zaanstad police said on Twitter.

The incident happened around 8:00 a.m., shortly before the supermarket on Krommenieerweg opened. Once inside, the robbers threatened the store employees. The fled on foot, with an unknown amount of stolen goods. No one was injured, the police said to NH Nieuws.

Jun 17 '16 15:10

On Friday the Public Prosecutor demanded an 8 year prison sentence against Alex O., the man suspected of trying to extort money from supermarket chain Jumbo by placing explosives and making bomb threats

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Mar 14 '16 09:04

A suspected burglar was arrested early Saturday morning after breaking into an Albert Heijn store in Nijmegen and stealing four dozen mini vegetable garden kits, the police there reported on Sunday. The popular kits are given away as a promotion to paying customers.

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Feb 24 '16 15:10

In the fight against food waste, supermarket Plus in Winterswijk started making ready-to-eat meals with supermarket products that are nearing their expiry date. And this anti-waste method is very popular

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Jan 26 '16 17:55

Dutch supermarket firm Jumbo will take over the reigns of La Place restaurants in a deal approved by the administrators overseeing the restaurant parent, V&D’s bankruptcy. Jumbo will initially take over 60 restaurants, the company’s assets and its headquarters, the administrators announced on Tuesday.

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Sep 24 '15 18:29

Young consumers want more information about products while they are shopping, preferably delivered by smartphone, according to a survey conducted by research firm Quotas. Customers want to do more shopping faster, broadcaster NOS reported.

Sep 17 '15 14:57

The police fired shots at an unspecified number of fleeing suspects after a break in at a supermarket in Nieuwegein during the early hours of Thursday morning.

Aug 6 '15 15:24

A suspicious package found in front of a Jumbo supermarket on July 1 was found to contain explosive material that could be used in creating a bomb. The item was dropped off by an unknown person at the shop in Zwolle, Overijssel, police revealed Wednesday evening.

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May 15 '15 15:33

Police released a video of the fatal Amsterdam West shooting on De Clercqstraat Tuesday. A 25-year-old man from Zaandam was killed in the shootout, and both of the suspects are still at large, police reported on Friday.

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May 14 '15 12:14

The gunmen involved in the assassination on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam West on Wednesday, did not only hit their target, but also managed to do a considerable amount of damage to the surroundings.

Jan 15 '15 14:06

Ahold has announced a transfer of leadership, with Wouter Kolk named the new CEO of Albert Heijn and Executive Committee member at Ahold, the company said in a statement

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Dec 16 '14 22:31

Albert Heijn supermarkets are selling deformed fruits and vegetables at a quarter of the standard selling price. The company is doing this in an attempt to reduce excessive food wastage, reports business news website Z24.

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Dec 2 '14 23:41

A Spar location in central Arnhem is now believed to be the first supermarket in the Netherlands to take Bitcoin as a form of payment. It is one of forty stores there that accept the digital currency, Arnhem Bitcoinstad announced last week.

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Oct 9 '14 08:43

Supermarket chain Albert Heijn has mostly dropped the black-faced version of Zwarte Piet from it’s stores and product packaging, the company’s parent said Wednesday. Though the character might pop up on the boxes of candies and cookies, the store’s parent company, Ahold, says it will not be used inside or outside stores.

Aug 25 '14 13:23

German discount supermarket Lidi is set to begin marketing its own fashion line. Following on from its UK launch today, the company has announced the introduction of “trendy fashion” wear including denim line jeans, jackets and shoes into its Netherlands stores.

Aug 12 '14 15:08

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.

Apr 18 '14 13:45

A suspicious A suspicious briefcase was discovered on Friday morning in front of the Albert Heijn on the Van Schevichavenstraat in Nijmegen.

Feb 17 '14 09:33

A man is in intensive care at the hospital after a fight broke out in the Pretoriusstraat in Amsterdam on Friday night.

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