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Business in The Netherlands

Interview with Joris Wilton, Manager Investor Relations for Takeaway.com N.V.

What’s for dinner?

Fewer and fewer people have time to cook at home but eating out can be equally time consuming as well as expensive. For exhausted workers arriving home tired after a long day, the solution is increasingly to order food in using a home delivery website or app. European Business talked to Joris Wilton, Manager Investor Relations at Takeaway.com N.V., one of the big success stories in the home food delivery market.

Interview with Bart Jacobsz-Rosier, Co-Founder and CEO of Etergo

AppScooter: A scooter to cruise into the future

Etergo’s mission is not only to build the scooter of the future – The company’s founders Bart Jacobsz-Rosier and Marijn Flipse are on a mission to prove to the world that the time for the transition to ecologically sustainable transportation methods is now. European Business spoke with Mr. Jacobsz-Rosier about facing the traffic challenges of tomorrow, improving road safety today and how Etergo set out to completely re-invent the scooter.

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Family-oriented fast food

Originating in France, the croquette is considered both a delicacy and fast food staple throughout the world. Every country and culture has its own version of this filled, deep-fried snack. FEBO Beheer B.V., located in the Netherlands, offers its clients different croquette varieties to choose from alongside other delicious options. With lots of shop locations spread throughout the country, customers can stop in or order their favourite items online for delivery.

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European gateway to international success

There is no doubt that globalization has created opportunities for businesses all over the world to grow outside the boundaries of their own country or even continent. International business creates not only opportunities but also risks; an added complication is the fact that the world in general is becoming increasingly complex and unstable. BK Group Netherlands B.V. offers its global clients a broad range of financial corporate services which ensure that their interests are carefully and diligently taken care of when operating on the international stage.

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Enhancing ground handling with efficient support services

The aviation sector worldwide continues to boom thanks to greater efficiency in the air and on the ground. At major hubs like Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, a plane lands or takes off virtually every minute throughout the day, making the pace of turnaround for ground crew relentlessly high with no room for error. KLM Equipment Services BV plays a vital part in this closely choreographed process. As an expert in ground support equipment (GSE), it is an indispensable link in the logistical processes involved in airplane turnaround at Schiphol Airport. It is now gearing up to expand this activity abroad.

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The power of fitness

Exercise is the miracle cure that, if it came in pill form, would make doctors everywhere rich. When so many of the health problems suffered by sedentary populations in affluent countries could be assuaged by simply getting up off the couch, it is hard to understand why more people don’t exercise more. As with many things that appear simple on the surface, there are a lot of factors at work that mean, that, for the time being, couch potatoes outnumber fitness freaks. One company, however, is trying its best to change that fact. The Basic-Fit chain of fitness studios espouses a philosophy that seeks to expand access to the power of fitness.

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Full of flavour

Dairy products, in some form, make up a large proportion of people’s diets around the world. One of the most loved milk-based products is cheese. Thousands of different tastes and textures make this beloved product one of the most versatile foods to cook with or eat on its own. Kaasmakerij Özgazi BV, headquartered in the Netherlands, has been packaging and exporting cheese and other dairy products for consumers to enjoy since 1992. Pick up some of this company’s delicious fare and add a little something special to your next culinary adventure.

Interview with Sarah Lucas, Head of Strategy & Communications at Mosa Meat

Cattle are the least efficient links in meat production

The future of meat might be found in its meatless production. What sounds contradictory at first, might actually be a solution to the problems generated by extensive livestock farming all over the world. Danish company Mosa Meat has been working on cultured meat for years and now strives to upscale its production in the intermediate future. Sarah Lucas, Head of Strategy & Communications at Mosa Meat, talked to European Business about entrepreneurial challenges and gut reactions towards "lab meat".

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Taking tourism to the next level

In today’s busy world, people are actively seeking out a healthier work-life balance. With unemployment low in many parts of the world, workers embrace their holiday time and want to make the most of their time off work. This is especially true for the Millennial generation. Millennials and others are driven more by experiences than possessions. Tourism Group International, headquartered in Amsterdam, understands this evolving mindset and offers its clients the best time for their money. Being active in just about every area of tourism in the Netherlands and abroad allows this company to offer unique experiences.

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More than just chocolate

Question: When is a bar of chocolate not just a bar of chocolate? Answer: When it is part of a much bigger story. In the same way, Tony's Chocolonely is not just a brand of chocolate, the Dutch company is also part of a fascinating and, in part, horrifying story. The Amsterdam-based firm was founded as a direct result of a television documentary on the atrocities of child workers and slavery in the cocoa farming industry in West Africa.

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