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Bol.com is the leading webshop in the Netherlands for books, toys and electronics.[1] According to research published in 2015 it is the strongest retail brand with the highest expected growth in the Netherlands.[2] It is owned by Ahold Delhaize. Its director is Huub Vermeulen.[3] Much of the daily business is done by the Dutch company docdata [nl].[3]

HistoryEdit

The company was founded on 30 March 1999 by Bertelsmann as 'Bertelsmann Online' [4]. In 2003 it was sold to Weltbild, Holtzbrinck Networks and T-Online Venture Funds[5]. From 2009 until 2012 the company was managed by Cyrte Investments, part of Delta Lloyd.[6]. On 9 May 2012 the Dutch Koninklijke Ahold N.V. acquired Bol.com [7].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Webshops overstijgen dit jaar fysieke winkels". volkskrant.nl.
  2. ^ "Dit zijn de grote drie van de toekomst - RetailWatching". RetailWatching.
  3. ^ a b "Bol.com kondigt bouw logistiek centrum aan". rtlnieuws.nl (in Dutch).
  4. ^ "Bol.com: Van start tot overname" (in Dutch). ecommercenews. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Weltbild verkauft bol.com" (in German). etailment.de. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Overname bol.com door Cyrte Investments afgerond" (in Dutch). bol.com. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Company Overview of bol.com b.v." bloomberg.com. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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