New expat shop launches Christmas sell-off
23 November 2004, AMSTERDAM — The stock of all three Dutch outlets of the recently defunct company Expat Shopping is being sold off in a special Christmas sale.
23 November 2004
AMSTERDAM — The stock of all three Dutch outlets of the recently defunct company Expat Shopping is being sold off in a special Christmas sale.
Justine Stanley told Expatica that "everything must go" over the next five weeks. She plans to re-open an expat shop on a permanent basis in the latter part of 2005.
Stanley was one of the founders of Expat Shopping but left a year ago. The company had three outlets in the Netherlands and three in Germany as well as an online ordering business when it went bust on 15 September this year.
"I realised all this stock from the three Dutch shops was going to waste so I decided to buy the products myself and sell them off at low prices," she said.
Stanley has rented the former Expat Shopping premises at Dr Lelykade 10 in Scheveningen Harbour, near The Hague. The shop has temporarily been renamed Stanley's.
She said about 30 to 40 percent of the stock is American product and most of the rest is British. "There will also be a new supply of Christmas goodies, and a stock of British and Irish beers and ciders".
Information about the Christmas sale can be found at http://www.expatselloff.nl/.
This is the second initiative for expat customers to emerge following the collapse of Expat Shopping.
Two expat food shops operating under the name Thomas Green's opened on 18 November. Both are run by former employees of Expat Shopping.
Sharon Salinas is manager of the Thomas Green's shop at Sarphatipark 114 in Amsterdam and Amanda Dunne is running the outlet at Frederik Hendriklaan 71 in Scheveningen.
Stanley said she does not see her shop and Thomas Green's as rivals. "I wasn't even aware of the plans for the other shops until they opened last week," she said.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news, expat shops in Holland