With multple takeovers and investments in the Food & Beverage sector, this is one of the growmarkets for The Billie Lucky Group of Companies. Recent investments in primary goods, wholesale enterprises and supermarkets are often intertwined and fit the ambition Billie Lucky has in this segment.
The sky is the limit
By adding Holland Food Group as a member of the Billie Lucky Group of Companies, a major step into the wholesale and supermarket branche was taken. Holland Food Group, and its subsidiaries, such as Verbruggen Food Group and 2 Brüder has the ambition to grow and become the number one wholesale in the Dutch market.
Holland Food Group is strengthening its brands by strategical takeovers, with a primary focus on the Dutch market and the border regions.
Additional investments in order to grow
To ensure the fast growth that Holland Food Group is experiencing, additional investments in logistics needed to be made. Thus, The Billie Lucky Group of Companies branched out to the Logistics Real Estate market. With knowledge of the real estate market as well as the wholesale and logistics market, a brand new distribution center is being built to accomodate the growth that is envisioned.
Verbruggen Food Group
Verbruggen Food Group is a wholesaler located in the the south of The Netherlands, servicing the entire country as well as regions across the Dutch border. The family company dates back over a century, and is known for their wide range of products and personal service approach.
Verbruggen Food Group offers has over 10.000 products in stock and can create made-to-measure orders if products aren’t readily available.
This unique supermarket in the center of Venlo, Enschede and Siebengewald has been the food source for the German hinterland for more than 55 years. From the sixties of the last century, Venlo developed into a city for German shopping tourists. Around 3.5 million visitors come here to do their shopping every year.
The wide variety of unique products draws Germans across the border, but Dutchmen as well. Shopping at 2 Brüder has truly become an attraction for everyone that lives in the area.
The shopping center has two floors, with a total of over 20.000 different products. With a sales area of 5.000m2, it is one of the largest supermarkets in the Netherlands.
2 Brüder has over 200 employees and is located on Monseigneur Nolensplein, where an underground parking garage is also located.
2 Brüder Enschede
In May 2020, we opened a new shop in the city center of Enschede. The former Hudsons Bay building on the Hendrik Jan van Heekplein has been transformed into a supermarket. This new location in Enschede does not have the full range of groceries and fresh products yet, as is the case in Venlo. In the second quarter of 2021 the shop will be transformed into a full 2 Brüder concept.
2 Brüder Siebengewald
In September 2020 we acquired H&P Supermarkt in Siebengewald. The supermarket will continue to use the name H&P for the time being. Just like the 2 Brüder branches in Venlo and Enschede, the supermarket focuses on German customers. In the first quarter of 2021, the supermarket will be rebranded into the 2 Brüder identity.