C1000 is a Dutch supermarket chain. Founded in 1981, the chain had 385 stores as of 2012, with a market share of 12.1%. The supermarket chain operates in a rather unique manner for a supermarket using the franchise system.
C1000 often finds itself in competition with Albert Heijn, the largest Dutch supermarket chain. Until 2008 however, C1000's parent company Schuitema was owned by Royal Ahold, Albert-Heijn's parent company. In 2008 Ahold sold its shares to CVC Capital Partners. In September 2011, CVC announced that they were looking for a buyer for the company now renamed to C1000 BV. CVC received bids from several groups: Jumbo Supermarkten, Sligro Food Group, Edeka and Sperwer Group. On November 23, 2011 it was announced that Jumbo will take over the C1000 stores, with the exception of a select few that have to be sold to other groups due to competition regulations. Owing to the acquisition, Jumbo will be the second largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands, right after Albert Heijn.
- Official website (Dutch)
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