Thirteen supermarket chains affiliated with Superunie quietly recalled waffles and cookies from their shelves on Wednesday because they contain toxic insecticide fipronil, AD reported on Thursday. "We expect more such silent recalls", Wilco Jansen of Emté said to the newspaper. "There are many products with a lot of egg in them. No idea where this is going to end."
Last week supermarkets recalled "between 8 and 10 million eggs" because they may contain toxic insecticide fipronil, Rene Roorda, director of the bureau for foodstuffs trading CBL, said to the Telegraaf.
The Dutch government is expanding its anti-smoking policy, State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health informed parliament on Wednesday. From 2020 supermarkets may no longer display cigarettes and tobacco products, with other retailers following two years later. Cigarette vending machines will also be banned in restaurants and bars.
Over 700 supermarkets in the Netherlands opened their doors on Christmas Day, a new record, according to openingstijden.nl. On Boxing Day today more than 2,800 stores are open, AD reports.
With some 700 stores open, Christmas Day looked like a regular shopping Sunday, according to the site. Last year only about 400 stores were open on Christmas and in 2014 only 200.
The Netherlands is working on developing a smartphone app that will allow consumers to scan supermarket products, see what ingredients are in them and what route those ingredients followed to end up in the supermarket. State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs wants to start making arrangements with supermarkets and food companies this month.
A woman who was racing around her kitchen trying to prepare dinner was briefly startled when she found a gecko stowed away inside her shrink-wrapped package of broccoli. The lizard was still alive when Annelies van de Waterbeemd, from Nuenen, Noord-Brabant made the find
The top earners at the 1,000 largest companies in the Netherlands on average earn six times more than an average worker, according to calculations done by Statistics Netherlands after looking at the five top earners per company.
Hogeschool van Amsterdam lecturer Walther Ploos van Amstel sees an end to free package delivery in the near future. According to him, it costs loads of money and is an untenable situation
The three largest supermarkets in the Netherlands - Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Lidl - will no longer be selling battery farm chicken from early this year, Wakker Dier announced in a press release on Monday. According to the animal rights organization, this means that nearly half of all Dutch poultry consumption will be battery farm chicken free
Nearly 400 supermarkets will be open on Christmas Day across the Netherlands this year. Although that is only about ten percent of all stores in the country, it is double the number of last year’s open stores.
A fierce battle is going on between liquor stores and supermarkets over the sale of liquor in so-called bubble shops - indoor liquor stores located within supermarkets.
Two different suppliers have issued recalls of wine in the past four days on reports of glass fragments in sealed bottles. The recall potentially affects customers of ten different grocery stores across the Netherlands.
Oranje's threatening elimination from the European Championships after the 3-0 loss against Turkey could cost parts of the Dutch economy tens of millions of euros.
Retail trade in June this year were 4.7 percent higher than in the same month last year - the biggest sales growth since July 2008. Online sales and non-food related sales showed the biggest increase
Beer label Oranjeboom and soft drink Ranya are making a comeback on the shelves of supermarkets, Volkskrant reports.
Agreements on the "chicken of tomorrow", which is slightly more animal-friendly than traditional factory-farm chicken, are illegal. This is according to a draft of a report by competition police Authority Consumer & Market (ACM), which is in the possession of De Boerderij, Volkskrant reports
Today, the day before Christmas, is the busiest day of the year for supermarkets. Distribution centers have been working through the night to make sure all the supermarkets are supplied. Many supermarkets opened an hour earlier this morning.
Due to the rapid growth of the biologically produced foods market, organic farmers are increasingly making mistakes and violating branch regulations, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
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.
Supermarkets in The Netherlands are still, despite promises to change the situation, selling broiler chickens. Animal rights organization Wakker Dier reports that most supermarket stalls are still full of factory farm chicken meat.
A new line of sex toys and erotic products will soon be available for Muslims at shops in the Netherlands. The products are halal and are meant to enhance the marital sex lives of Muslims. They will be available at pharmacies and perfume shops.
Supermarket chains have been forced to take measures after a broadcast from TROS Radar revealed the desperate situation in slaughterhouses for horses in North- and South America. The programme showed images of horses suffering before they are slaughtered.
Dutch supermarkets' top-100 A-brand products have had a turnover increase of only 0.3 percent, which is the worst result since 1998.
Burger King, Stegeman, Domino's Pizza, Olvarit, HANOS and Mora are going to stop factory pig meat, they tell Wakker Dier.