The consumer goods and retail industry is fundamentally changing. Staying relevant to today’s demands requires companies to be true to their story. Competition is getting fiercer and companies have to be on top of their game to stay relevant to new generations.

Within this sector, the food segment plays an important role. The Dutch Food and Agri sector is globally recognised as the #1 in food production efficiency and food innovation. The Netherlands houses global market leaders in almost all sub sectors of the industry throughout the entire food chain. We have Dutch market leaders in seed and plant breeding, agri- and horticulture, food- and agritech, food trading, plant based food, food processing and food retail.

Most of our transactions are cross-border – within Europe and beyond – and are executed by our Dutch specialist team, headed by Daan Haeck and Mark Spetter, and Clairfield International advisors with extensive sector expertise.

We focus on the following segments:

  • Food, beverages and Agribusiness
  • Food service
  • Retail and e-commerce  
  • Travel, leisure and hospitality 
  • Personal and household goods
  • Wholesale consumer goods


Food Monitor 2021 | Key financials of the Dutch food market

This Vondel Finances report identifies the fastest growing and most profitable companies in the Dutch food sector. This document also reflects on the (long term) growth and profit margin trends.
The research is based on publicly available information of >125 Dutch food companies as well as on our (ongoing) conversations with our clients.
The report reflects on the year 2020 actual results and gives an outlook for the year 2021.


Daan Haeck | partner | Vondel Finance

Daan Haeck
+31 (0) 6 1130 5768

Mark Spetter
+31 (0)6 1438 5004

Albert Schander
Clairfield Germany
+49 69 70 79 69 0

Gary Ecob
Clairfield United Kingdom
+44 121 234 6070

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