A chain of Russian food stores closes its activities in the Netherlands

The opening of the Bussum store. Photo: VKus via Facebook

Russian fresh produce supermarket chain VkusVill (Vkus) is closing its four stores in the Netherlands, due to the impact of the war in Ukraine.

“As a Dutch limited company with a Russian investor, our existence is threatened in the longer term,” the company said in a statement posted on its website. “This global catastrophe is rife with losers, on all sides, on all fronts and has proven fatal to our shop as well.”

VkusVill had three branches in Amsterdam and a specialty dairy store in Bussum.

The chain opened its first store in the Netherlands in June 2020. It has 1,300 stores in Russia spread across dozens of cities.

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