We aim for average annual growth in like-for-like sales over an economic cycle of around 3%, assuming annual inflation of approximately 1.5%.

We also intend, and expect, to grow through acquisitions, although such growth is, by its very nature, less gradual than organic growth. Given the level of fragmentation that still exists in the Dutch foodservice market,we think it is likely that acquisitions can also be made in the coming years.

International expansion

Our international expansion is focused entirely on foodservice, preferably in relatively smaller Western economies with a well-developed foodservice market. In Belgium, we are aiming for a combination of organic growth and acquisitions to achieve a leading position in the foodservice market. Once we have built a strong organisation and position there, we will explore opportunities in other countries.