Albert Heijn takes over two more stores from the eco-supermarket Marqt. Albert Heijn previously took over two stores in Amsterdam and The Hague; an office in Rotterdam and another in Amsterdam are now being added.

Employment for current employees is guaranteed, says Marqt. They will be employed by Albert Heijn or will work at another Marqt location.

The first two stores will open as Albert Heijn stores in mid-December. The locations that are being taken over now will open again next year.

Albert Heijn says that the acquisition fits in with the ambition to be "the store around the corner" in city centers.

Marqt itself is taken over by Udea, the parent company of Ekoplaza. Earlier a majority of the shareholders already agreed to the acquisition and on Thursday the court in Amsterdam ruled that the founders of Marqt should also sell the shares.