"In the Netherlands, it was announced on March 8 that large shops can let more customers in. Instead of two customers per floor in all shops, the number of customers allowed in at the same time by appointment will be determined on the basis of shop surface area from 15 March onwards. Below 50 square meters, two customers per floor remains the norm, above that the retail area is taken into account. One customer is allowed per 25 square meters with a maximum of 50 customers per shop.
Tuinbranche Nederland is clear: with 'shopping by appointment' from 3 March, the government offers garden centers no extension on the current possibility of click & collect. The branch organization of garden centers is calling on the government to allow a wider opening. As of 3 March, the industry wishes to see 'normal sales' of plants and related products from outdoor areas or from cold greenhouses.
This information has been published in the Royal FloraHolland report that was published on March 31.
This report includes the most important international market developments and provides an update on flower and plant sales in: The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, and Austria. It is indicated how long a possible lock-down per country takes and what effect this (possibly) has on the floriculture sales outlets.
This report contains information as known on Wednesday 31th March 2021. Although this report has been compiled with the greatest care, it is possible that the current situation in a particular country or region is different from that shown here. No rights can be derived from this report.
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