Except in Zaandam, Aldi currently has nine BVs in the Netherlands. “Every BV has its own head office, with a distribution center linked to it,” explains the spokesperson. In the future, North Holland Aldi’s will be supplied by the BV in Zoetermeer.
Help with finding a new job
Staff have since been informed of the decision. Aldi ‘has the intention’ to guide the 125 supernumerary people in finding a new job. “Many of them have been working for Aldi for a long time. We have contacted the unions and invited them to consult with us to come to a social plan,” said director of Aldi Zoetermeer BV and Aldi Zaandam BV, Bastiaan van Loon, in a press release.
In the same press release, the Zaandam division is considered ‘not future-proof’. It is not known exactly what the chain means by this. The spokesperson did not want to explain the wording further on request.