We are a leading international supplier to large volume retail chains of high quality branded food related non-food products.
At Merison we constantly invest in better products and services that fit our customers strategy in the most efficient way.
Out of his housewares store in Goes, Hubrecht Merison supplied retailers and institutions, and soon his store took on more and more of the characteristics of a true wholesaler. After Hubrecht Merison died in 1929, his wife and three sons continued the business. The wholesale activities continued to grow strongly. By 1946, when they celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary, more than 25 people were employed. After the Second World War, during the post-war reconstruction, Merison opened its first showroom in Rotterdam to attract national clients.
Because of the continuous growth, Merison divided the Netherlands into regions and opened sales points, showrooms, and distribution centres throughout the country. stribution centres throughout the country. By the end of the 1970s Merison had 200 employees and offered a range of 15,000 products.
The 1980s was marked by the phenomenon of ‘big chain stores’, major retailers started to conduct their business directly with suppliers and no longer required the service of traditional wholesalers. Once again, it was time for a change for Merison. Merison combined existing know-how and competencies of production, supply and logistics in non-food and household products with modern retail marketing techniques. This resulted in new distribution possibilities, essential for the continuation of Merison.
As a reflection of this redesign, the company restructured itself. The “old” Merison became Merison Holding, with two subsidiaries: Merison Retail for the household products and ElektroVakman for the electrical goods’ market. Two different companies, but with a number of the same basic principles: service, marketing, sourcing, product development, and information. ElektroVakman was sold in 2003 to United Retail B.V..
Merison specialized in assisting supermarkets, which wanted to supplement their food assortment with the sale of (household) “non-food” articles. It took care of not only supplying these “non-food” articles, but also of developing specific shelf-modules for them as well as special displays for seasonal products. In addition Merison specialized in the creation and execution of corporate loyalty promotions. The goal of these promotions is to strengthen the supermarket’s customer-loyalty, image, and market-share.
At the beginning of 2005 Merison was acquired by Michael Moore, an Irish entrepreneur who has lived in the Netherlands since 1992, and who had already served on the company’s Supervisory Board for a number of years. Since the acquisition Merison focus has been twofold. First continuing to improve service and innovation to our loyal Dutch client base. And second, bringing our concepts, products and skills to international markets.
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