Sligro Food Group N.V. encompasses food retail and foodservice companies selling directly and indirectly to the entire food and beverages market. The group is active in foodservice as a wholesaler and in food retail as a wholesaler and retailer.
The food retail activities comprise around 130 fullservice EMTÉ supermarkets, of which 30 are operated by independent retailers.
Sligro Food Group leads the Dutch foodservice market,
with a nationwide network of cash-and-carry and delivery services serving large and small-scale bars and restaurants, leisure facilities, volume users, company and other caterers, fuel retailers, small and medium-sized enterprises, smaller retail businesses and the institutional market.
The cash-and-carry activities are served by 46 Sligro
cash-and-carry wholesalers, while delivery services are
provided by 11 Sligro delivery centres and Van Hoeckel,
which is fully focussed on the institutional market.
We also operate our own in-house production facilities
for specialised convenience products, fish and patisserie
and delicatessen items, as well as a meat-processing
centre focussing on the retail market. Our Fresh Partners associates specialise in meat, game and poultry, fruit and vegetables and bread and bakery products.
We stock around 60,000 food and food-related non-food
items for our customers, while also providing a wide range
of services, including franchising.
CIV Superunie B.A., a leading purchasing cooperative
with a share of around 30% of the Dutch supermarket
sector, handles Sligro Food Group's food retail purchases.
As market leader, the group handles its own purchases of
Sligro Food Group companies actively seek to share expertise and utilise the substantial scope for synergy and economies of scale. Activities that are primarily client-related take place at an individual operating company level, with behind-thescenes management at a central level. We strive to increase our gross margins through joint purchasing, combined with direct and detailed margin management.
Operating expenses are reduced through ongoing tight cost control and a joint integral logistics strategy. Group synergy is further enhanced by joint IT systems, joint management of property and group management development.
Sligro Food Group strives to be a high-quality company achieving steady, managed growth for all its stakeholders. Sales in 2012 totalled €2,467 million, generating a net profit of €69.5 million. The group employed an average of almost 5,800 full-time equivalents in 2012. The Sligro Food Group shares are listed on NYSE Euronext.