Maxeda

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Maxeda
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1999
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Key people Tony De Nunzio, Chairman
Products Grocery, General merchandise, financial services
Revenue Increase 3.218 Billion (2007)
Employees 18,320 (2007)
Parent Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Website www.maxeda.nl

Maxeda (formerly Vendex KBB) is a Dutch retail group that operates in Europe, the Middle East and Dutch dependencies in North America. It is the result of the merger of Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer (KBB) and Vendex. The firm is mostly known for large Dutch department stores they used to own. It also runs several other shop formats. In 2004 Maxeda was taken over by a consortium of investors led by American private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

Maxeda chains[edit]

Department stores formerly owned by Maxeda

DIY

Clothing

  • Claudia Sträter (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany)
  • M&S (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Spain) - to be sold
  • Hunkemöller (Lingerie) (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Denmark, Curaçao, Saudi-Arabia, Bahrein, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt* and Aruba* (* coming soon) ) — in 2010 sold to PAI Partners.

Restaurant

  • La Place (Netherlands) — sold to Sun European Partners (with Vroom & Dreesman)

Jewellery and watches

  • Schaap & Citroen (Netherlands)

Consumer electronics

  • Dixons (Netherlands) — sold to Dexcom in 2006

Maxeda ITS[edit]

Maxeda IT Services is an independent IT company which focuses on the Maxeda stores, formerly known as Vendex KBB ITS or IDETA. However they also have a wide selection of clients that are not within the Maxeda group. Since 2008, all employees and contracts were outsourced to Capgemini as Capgemini Retail Solutions, a part of Capgemini Outsourcing.

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