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Thinking Big: Dutch Supermarket Space 'Up By A Third' In Major Cities, On Average

Published on Jan 22 2018 11:59 AM in Retail tagged: Featured Post / Supermarkets / Paywall / Dutch / Retail Space

Thinking Big: Dutch Supermarket Space 'Up By A Third' In Major Cities, On Average

The Dutch have long been masters of land reclamation, with around 17% of its current land mass claimed back from the sea.

Now however, the country is witnessing a different type of 'race for space', with a new study by LocatUs indicating that the total retail floor area of supermarket space in large cities across the Netherlands has risen by a third (32.7%) since 2004.

As trade publication Distrifood reported last week, total supermarket space in large cities is now at 4.4 million square metres, up from 3.3 million square metres in 2004.

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