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Meet the Buyer x DekaMarkt

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free for members

Our Meet the Buyer sessions are designed to connect passionate food entrepreneurs with possible customers, buyers, and/or category managers. Monthly, we invite buyers from all different categories of the food scene, like; supermarkets, online retailers, hotel chains, wholesale, restaurant owners, etc. 
These sessions offer exclusive sales opportunities, feedback, and/or professional connections, you won’t get anywhere else. In this session, we welcome retailer DekaMarkt!

About DekaMarkt
Family business DekaMarkt owns 101 locations in Gelderland, Overijssel, Utrecht, Flevoland, Noord,- and Zuid – Holland. Next to that they offer a delivery service, via their online grocery platform.
At DekaMarkt they belief that “good living” should be easy and accessible to all.  Everything they do is focussed on making the “good living” affordable and available to their costumers instore and online. Convenience is also very important.

3 promises from DekaMarkt:
1 . Always a great deal!
2. Good & responsible
3. Surprisingly easy

Requirements / wishes DekaMarkt
– EDI or delivery through wholesaler
– Minimum of 5 SKU’s with direct delivery
– No meat or large bread products. We have our own production plant for this. 
– DekaMarkt is interested in vegan tapas options and other ‘borrelplank’ components. 
– DekaMarkt is interested in plantbased dairy products, cooled protein bars and fresh smoothies / shots.

Who will you meet during this session?
Jelle Bakker: junior category manager cheeses
Merel Zwart: assistent category manager fresh department bread & pastry (also luxury chocolate and seasonal products)
Jeroen van Rijn: category manager dairy, fresh juices and butter
Mark Wessels: category manager frozen
Erik Thijs Damsteegt: category manager wines and frozen
Sean Peters: category manager beers, sodas, juices and sport drinks

KR’s requirements:
– Be a member of the KR Community
– Arrive on time, assets prepared (tasting materials/presentation documents prepped) and ready to pitch
– As space is limited and time precious, please understand that KR and the guest buyer will select the most relevant food companies to see during each session as it relates to the buyer/companies focus.
– You can also leave your product(s) behind for the buyer, Kitchen Republic will collect your feedback.

How does it work?
– We offer time slots of 10 minutes per company. This might sound short, but it’s definitely long enough to make a lasting impression.
Applications for this MTB session close on October 16th. If selected, we will contact you the week prior with time slot details.


October 31
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free for members
Event Category:


Kitchen Republic


Scale-Up Kitchen
Nieuwe Hemweg 14 A
Amsterdam, 1013 BG Netherlands
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Meet the Buyer Application

Apply now to get selected for this Meet the Buyer session.

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