Organisation

Company Profile

Sligro Food Group encompasses foodservice businesses in the Netherlands and Belgium, offering a full range of food and food-related non-food products and services in the food and beverages wholesale market.

Foodservice

Sligro Food Group leads the Dutch foodservice market, with a nationwide network of cash & carry and delivery-service outlets serving hospitality establishments, leisure facilities, volume users, company and other caterers, forecourt retailers, small and medium-sized enterprises, retail businesses and the institutional market. The cash & carry operation has 50 Sligro wholesale outlets and the delivery operation has 8 delivery centres. On the institutional market, we trade under the Van Hoeckel name.

Beligum

In Belgium, Java Foodservice is a top-five player in the Belgian foodservice market, concentrating on the institutional, company catering and hotel chain segments. ISPC specialises in the catering sector and supplies high-quality, innovative food and non-food products to professionals in gastronomy. ISPC has combined cash-and-carry and delivery service outlets in Ghent and Liège and a fresh fish wholesale business in Brussels. The cash-and-carry and other hospitality markets are served using the Sligro format. This sector is being served from the Netherlands until the Sligro sites in Belgium open.

Partnership Heineken

In december 2017 Sligro Food Group and Heineken reached a final agreement concerning the strategic partnership announced on 9 May 2017 for beer and cider logistics in the Netherlands and sale of other parts of the HEINEKEN beverages wholesaler to Sligro Food Group. Read the press release here.

ZiN Inspiratielab

At the end of 2016 we opened our Inspirationlab ZiN. In a unique inspiring environment of 3,000 m2 an Inspirationlab has been created where trainings, trend tours, events, bootcamps, market research and everything that is possible to inspire our customers and share knowledge, will take place.

In 2017, we welcomed more than 15,000 visitors and trained more than 1,000 customers in numerous modules. New trainings and concepts are being developed for and together with our customers and partners, with the aim to show a strong growth in the number of training courses in ZiN and above all to be relevant to our customers and their development. More information about ZiN can be found at www.sligro.nl/zin

Food Production

Sligro Food Group operates its own in-house production facilities for specialist convenience products, fish and patisserie and home caterer products. We also have participating interests in Fresh Partners for meat, game and poultry, fruit and vegetables, bread and bakery products and these serve both the Dutch and Belgian markets. Read more about the production companies here.

Food and non-food products

Our customers have the choice of around 75,000 food and food-related non-food items. We also offer a range of services, some on a franchise basis.

Purchasing

As market leader in the sector, the Group handles its own purchases of foodservice products. Sligro Food Group companies actively seek to share expertise and utilise the substantial scope for synergy and economies of scale.

Activities that are primarily customer-related take place at an individual operating company level, with back-of-house management at a central level. We strive to increase our gross margins through joint purchasing, combined with direct and detailed margin management.


Operating expenses

Operating expenses are reduced through ongoing tight cost control and a joint integrated logistics strategy. Group synergy is further enhanced by joint ICT systems, joint management of property and group-wide management development.

Organisation structure

The following chart shows which Group operating companies target the various segments of the food market. Central where possible, local where necessary.

Sligro Food Group strives to be a high-quality company achieving steady, managed growth for all its stakeholders. Sales in 2017 totalled €2,970 million and the net profit
€81 million. The average number of employees on a full-time basis was 6,741. Sligro Food Group shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The Group’s head office is in Veghel, the Netherlands.