Sligro Food Group is a member of the Superunie purchase combine, Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel (CBL) (the umbrella organisation for the supermarket sector and foodservice companies in the Netherlands) and FoodService Instituut Nederland (FSIN) (the organisation specifically looking after the interests of the foodservice sector in the Netherlands).


Superunie is a combined purchasing organisation representing 13 independent retail chains in the Netherlands. The organisation services over 1,800 stores in total, covering the market and giving it a combined market share of approximately 30%. 

Superunie has been operating successfully for more than 50 years. The best explanation for Superunie’s success is the commercial strength of its members in their various local markets across the Netherlands. Many Superunie members are market leaders in the areas where they operate. Professional knowledge of regional and local markets frequently gives members affiliated to Superunie an advantage.


Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel is an association to which almost all the foodretail companies active in the Dutch market are affiliated. The CBL also lobbies actively in The Hague and Brussels, championing among other things:

  • Food safety
  • Working and learning
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Passion for food


Food Service Instituut Nederland is an independent institute set up by and acting on behalf of the foodservice industry that takes the mystery out of the chain, standardises definitions and creates the conditions for efficiency and cooperation within the chain.

Optimisation of operations
The institute enables individual companies to optimise their operations in terms of strategy and activities across the chain.

FSIN affiliates represent the entire foodservice chain and include:

  • Outlet-organisations: hospitality establishments, catering outlets/institutional catering organisations and convenience meal suppliers
  • Distributors: wholesalers and logistics service providers
  • Manufacturers: of food and food-releated products

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