PostNL delivers food products in Belgium


The Hague, 12 July 2017 - PostNL is expanding its food network and is now also delivering food products in Belgium. The company is providing this service for Belgian online food product suppliers, but this will also offer Dutch suppliers access to the Belgian market. PostNL is starting with the delivery of Marley Spoon meal boxes in Belgium, groceries from Dutch organic supermarket Ekoplaza and home deliveries for Carrefour, which has over 780 locations in Belgium. In future, PostNL will also start deliveries for other online food suppliers. The expansion into Belgium is the next step in PostNL’s aim to be the best online food logistics provider in the Benelux region.

As experienced logistics e-commerce party, PostNL has been responding since 2014 to the growing demand for home deliveries of groceries, meal boxes and other special products, including sports nutrition and meat. In Belgium too, people are increasingly ordering these food products online. That is why PostNL is now delivering food across Flanders and Brussels from Wilrijk five days a week. PostNL is also making deliveries in the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg for Carrefour.

Food network and PostNL cool box

PostNL has a separate food network through which the company delivers fresh produce for various suppliers. Consumers receive precise details about the delivery times of their fresh produce. The time window within which PostNL delivers food products has been reduced to 30 minutes.
The PostNL cool box, which was developed in collaboration with the University of Wageningen, enables produce to be delivered fresh, at the correct temperature and in accordance with food safety rules. The PostNL cool box is sealed and is only opened at the front door, which safeguards the temperature until the time of delivery. After delivery, the deliverer takes the cool boxes back for reuse. This means that the sustainable cool boxes can be reused up to 500 times and food suppliers do not need to pack the products in cartons or boxes themselves.