Euroland (store)

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Euroland
Formerly
2.50 Shop (1997-2001)
Knaakland (2001)
IndustryRetail
Founded1997; 22 years ago (1997)
Number of locations
34
Area served
Netherlands
Websiteeuroland.nu

Euroland was a Dutch variety store chain. It currently has 34 branches across the country.[1]

History[edit]

In 1997, the first 2.50 Shop opened its doors, selling everything for ƒ2.50. In 2001, the similar shop called Knaakland ("knaak" was a ƒ2.50 coin) was bought by the 2.50 Shop chain. Both shops kept their original name until the introduction of the euro, less than a year later. Both shops were rebranded to Euroland, using a logo similar to that of Knaakland, and initially selling everything for a euro.

As the assortment expanded, the initial €1-only policy was dropped, and other, more expensive goods appeared. Nowadays however, everything on the side walls are €1 with more expensive goods rather in the middle of the store.[2] This distinction should avoid confusion.

It went bankrupt in 2017.[3]

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