Supermarket Turnover In The Netherlands Up 4.7% In Second Quarter
Turnover in the Dutch retail trade was 4.1% higher in the second quarter of the year, compared to last year, with supermarket turnover rising by 4.7%, according to the latest data from CBS, the Dutch national statistics body.
This marks the highest quarterly sales growth for the sector since 2009, CBS said.
While supermarkets have seen growth, however, food specialty shops such as butchers, greengrocers, cheers shops and liquor stores have found the going tougher, with a 0.1% decline in the second quarter, following a 2.2% drop in Q1.
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