Number of retail chains in the Netherlands 2018, by sector

This statistic presents the number of retail chains by sector in the Netherlands in the year 2018. Fashion and clothing was the leading sector, with 119 chains out of the total of 440, followed by consumer electronics, with 53 retail chains. Footwear and leather was ranked third, standing at 46 chains, while the car parts and accessories sector showed the smallest amount, with seven retail chains.

Number of retail chains* in the Netherlands in 2018, by sector

Number of retail chains
Fashion & Clothing 119
Consumer Electronics 53
Footwear & Leather 46
Sport & Leisure 42
DIY & Gardening 38
Personal Care 35
Home Ware 34
Furniture & Decoration 33
Food 29
Toys & Games 25
Books & Magazines 24
Pet Care 18
Jewelry & Watches 17
Petrol 16
Telecom 15
Optical 13
Baby Ware 13
Car Parts & Accessories 7
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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* The source includes retailers (chains) when they have a minimum of five stores or a minimum turnover of 3 million euros.
The source also adds the following information:
'Please note that some retailers are active in several sectors in which case there is some duplication in the numbers. The same goes for retailers active in several countries.'

** Figures as of September 24th 2018.

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