In order to maintain the Dutch food supply, self-service wholesalers such as Makro, Hanos and Sligro will also be open to ordinary consumers. </p><div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--paragraph-text"> <p>Supermarket umbrella organization CBL has just announced this. Normally, you can only shop with these wholesalers as a company with a registration at the Chamber of Commerce.
That the wholesalers will also open to the consumer is an emphatic request from the supermarkets and the wholesalers themselves, says spokesman Wilco Jansen of Sligro. “This is a measure we can take to ease the pressure.”
Wholesalers think it is important to take their social responsibility, he says. “It is also strange if you have shortages in the country on the one hand and huge stocks on the other.”
Wholesalers open their doors to consumers during the day. The time varies depending on the location, says Jansen. It concerns about 100 cases in total. “It can greatly ease the pressure on supermarkets,” says Jansen. “These are establishments with the supplies and facilities to allow people to do their shopping.”
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