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Belgian supermarkets cost more

Published on 05/08/2004

5 August 2004

BRUSSELS – Going to the supermarket in Belgium costs more than in neighbouring countries, it was reported on Thursday.

Dutch supermarkets are the cheapest in the region, thanks to a price war that was sparked last year, reports Flemish daily ‘De Tijd.’

A shopping basket full of internationally-branded products in Belgian chain Delhaize costs 11 percent more than the same goods in the Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn.

For a bottle of Coca Cola, this price difference leaps to 19 percent.

The cost gap is around ten percent higher when Belgian supermarkets are compared to Germany and around seven percent with large French stores.

The study was conducted by the advisory bureau of OC&C Strategy Consultants.

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Subject: Belgian news