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Report of Executive Board of Directors

Dutch retail market 2019

Based on our assessment of the dynamics, opportunities and threats of the Dutch retail market over 2019, we arrived at following vision of the Dutch retail market:

Our vision of the Dutch retail market

  • Investors’ capital inflow is expected to remain strong 

  • Economic growth provides for growth in retail market, but market is still facing challenges

  • Continued growth of online shopping

  • Polarisation continues in stabilising market

  • Consumer focus on inexpensive versus high-end; the middle segment will continue to struggle

  • Continued growth of the hospitality sector in shopping streets

  • The increase of retail supply in high-traffic locations, such as stations, airports and large public areas. The focus at these locations is on the functional, quick buys and various food & beverage concepts

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