Sligro Food Group consists of companies that specifically focus on the food service market in the Netherlands and Belgium by offering a comprehensive range of food and food-related non-food products and services in the wholesale market.


In the Netherlands, we are the market leader and operate a nationwide network of Sligro cash-and-carry and delivery service wholesale outlets serving large and small-scale companies in the hospitality industry, leisure facilities, caterers, large-volume users, company restaurants, petrol stations, small and medium-sized enterprises, small retail businesses, and the institutional market. Van Hoekel focuses specifically on the institutional market, while Sligro serves all the other segments. In the Amsterdam region, we are active with the “De Kweker” cash-and-carry formula. In a long-term strategic partnership with Heineken, Sligro is responsible for the exclusive distribution of Heineken keg beer in the Netherlands. Sligro/De Kweker and Van Hoeckel each have a dedicated commercial organisation focusing on their specific markets, while they make operational use of joint delivery and other shared networks and the back-office organisation.


In Belgium, JAVA Foodservice, based in Rotselaar, focuses primarily on the institutional, corporate catering and hotel chain market segments within the Belgian food service market. Sligro-ISPC supplies high-quality, innovative food and food-related non-food products and services to culinary professionals, the rest of the hospitality market, wholesale customers and small and medium-sized enterprises. Sligro-ISPC operates combined cash-and-carry and wholesale delivery service outlets in Antwerp, Ghent and Liege. Sligro-ISPC and JAVA Foodservice both have their own commercial organisations and make increasing use of a common delivery structure and shared services.

Production and specialists

Sligro Food Group has its own production facilities for specialist convenience products (Culivers) and fresh fish (SmitVis). The company also sources meat, game and poultry, fruit and vegetables, and bread and pastries through its participations in fresh partners, which serve both the Dutch and Belgian market. Sligro Food Group has two specialist companies: Bouter for advertising, design, delivery, installation and maintenance of professional kitchens, kitchen equipment and refrigeration and freezing equipment. Tintelingen is our business unit for online gift concepts and Christmas gifts. Sligro also sells traditional Christmas hampers.

Product range and purchasing

We offer our customers a selection of around 78,000 food and food-related non-food items, together with numerous services to support our customers’ businesses and help them to advance. Most of the procurement for specific food service products is handled directly through the Sligro Food Group, although a portion is arranged through CIV Superunie BA.

Synergy and economies of scale

Sligro Food Group companies actively seek to share knowledge and make good use of the extensive scope for synergy and economies of scale on a national and international level. Activities that are primarily customerrelated are carried out separately in each country and business unit. By combining our central procurement with direct, meticulous category and margin management, we aim to continuously improve our gross margins and offer our customers a unique and innovative product range. Operating expenses are kept under control by having an integrated supply chain and through our constant focus on cost control. Centralised management of our IT landscape, centralised design and control of master data management, and centralised talent and management development all work to further enhance group synergy

ZiN Inspiration lab

At the end of 2016 we opened our Inspiration lab 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. 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

Organization structure

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

organisation structure

Sligro Food Group strives to be a high-quality business for all its stakeholders that constantly grows in a controlled manner. Sligro Food Group shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The Group’s head office is located in Veghel, Netherlands.