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WATERDRINKER GREEN TRADE CENTER THE ULTIMATE PURCHASING CENTRE WHERE INNOVATION, INSPIRATION AND KNOWLEDGE COME TOGETHER INFORMATION


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

03 WELCOME

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SERVICES

FLOOR PLAN

07 RANGE OF PRODUCTS

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ADVANTAGES

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

09 ENTRANCE

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HOW TO FIND US

GTC SERVICE CARD

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WELCOME TO THE WATERDRINKER GREEN TRADE CENTER (GTC) Here you will find ever ything to tempt consumers to buy more flowers and plants!

EUROPE’S L ARGEST GREEN PURCHASING CENTRE Housing a total of 25,000 m² of plants, flowers, pots and accessories, the GTC is the largest green-related purchasing centre in Europe. As the name suggests, the onestop-shopping principle means you can

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purchase ever ything at once, in one location, and pay for it at one central spot. To enable you to shop 24/7, whenever it suits you, our entire range is now also available online via our newly styled webshop.


PLENTY OF INSPIRATION AND DISTINCTIVE PRODUCTS

WE INSPIRE | WE INNOVATE

The extensive range of house and garden plants, tree nurser y items, flowers and brands of pots and accessories offers a wide range all year round. Our novelties, specialties and the work of designers who stimulate and inspire the sector will enable you to stock an even more distinctive range of products. The inspiring presentations and unique products meet consumer requirements perfectly and help you tempt your customers to buy more flowers and plants. Breeders display their latest product developments, revealing some of the flower and plant innovations we can expect in the near future.

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WE CONNECT BUYING FROM THE SOURCE Much of the GTC has been designed and laid out as a shopin-shop. This concept allows growers and suppliers to set up their own ‘shop’ in a section of the purchasing centre. In this way, Waterdrinker facilitates direct contact between supplier and customer as well as the oppor tunity to buy from the source and the preferred brand.

SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

WE CARE

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Waterdrinker attaches great impor tance to sustainably produced products and will therefore display the various cer tificates clearly on the products. We believe that trading companies should contribute to the sustainability of the entire chain. That is why Waterdrinker, as a member of FSI (www.fsi2020.com), has the ambition to purchase at least 90% of the hor ticultural products at cer tified growers by 2020 (MPS-GAP or GlobalG.A.P.).


RESPONDING TO CONSUMER TRENDS For Waterdrinker sharing knowledge of market and consumer trends and working with you to effectively respond to your customers’ wishes and needs are key.We can provide professional advice in relation to marketing and sales as well as to products, styling and trends.

WE SHARE

WE SHARE IN SHORT, IN THE GTC YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND WATERDRINKER’S DISTINCTIVE AND NEW PRODUCTS WITH THE STANDARD OF QUALITY AND SERVICE THAT YOU HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO SINCE 1972, ON AN EVEN L ARGER SCALE!

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WIDE AND DEEP RANGE OF PRODUCTS A unique buying experience where innovation, inspiration and knowledge meet.

HOUSEPL ANTS, GARDEN PL ANTS, TREE NURSERY PRODUCTS Besides Waterdrinker ’s existing range of around 9,000 different varieties of houseplants and garden plants, the range of tree nurser y items is also set to expand significantly. The tree nurser y items can be found in the specially built unheated greenhouse. Special plants that be presented at a This selection may selected specially special labels, and your customers.

are new to consumers (novelties) will clearly recognisable spot in the GTC. be recently launched or unique plants for Waterdrinker, recognisable by the will enable you to really stand out to

CUT FLOWERS The wide and deep range of flowers is supplied by Waterdrinker in collaboration with Dobbe Flowers and Agora. Besides both basic and seasonal products, such as more than 100 varieties of tulips, you will also be able to find special, distinctive flowers all year round, including hundreds of different roses and an organic range. In the GTC you will find the products that cannot be purchased by auction.

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POTS, ACCESSORIES AND FLORISTRY ITEMS Our range of pots, accessories and sustainable, socially responsible products is divided into different categories: Convenience These include user-friendly basic materials such as floristr y sundries, floral foam, silk flowers, sleeves, and packaging materials. Specialties Leading brands, including Dillewijn Zwapak, Elho, Dijk Natural Collection, Vase The World and Duif International demonstrate their craftsmanship with quality products such as Indonesian basketwork, teak and other hand-made products. The range also includes luxurious hand blown glassware, plastic flower pots and planters, and related outdoor items. Atmosphere enhancers We have our own collection of modish design products to help create and enhance atmosphere, such as glassware and ear thenware, candles and decorative interior objects. Design district In the GTC we offer young designers an oppor tunity to present their green designs and sell them directly. Brands presented here include House of Thol, Sprout, Tiny Miracles and Valence.

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ENTRANCE

GREEN CAFÉ EXPO HOUSE Demonstrations, workshops, meet & greets

DESIGN BOX The latest design trends

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L AB Product developments by breeders

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SERVICE DESK - Registration, information

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Loading hall

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Nature & outdoor potter y

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Toilets

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Information & coffee

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Green CafĂŠ

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Ser vice desk

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Design District

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Trolleys

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Flowering plants

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GTC deal

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Our collection

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Inspiration walk

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Floristr y items

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Cacti & succulents

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Arrangements

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Novelties

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Flowers

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Pots & accessories

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Silk flowers

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION LOCATION AND CONTACT DETAILS You will find the GTC next to the present Waterdrinker Plant Center : Waterdrinker Green Trade Center Sier teeltstraat 129, 1431 GM Aalsmeer, The Netherlands Tel. Ser vicebalie: +31 (0)297 33 22 55 E-mail: ser vice@waterdrinker.nl The Ser vice Desk is just inside in the entrance hall.

PARKING The loading hall has ample indoor parking space, where you can load the purchased goods. The loading hall is only accessible to holders of a GTC pass. Visitors and new customers can use the outdoor car park. This can also be accessed with purchased goods, if necessar y.

GREEN CAFÉ The Green Café ser ves a range of refreshments for you to enjoy. The Green Café is usually open during normal opening hours. However, there are various other places in the GTC where you can have a cup of coffee or tea, if the Green Café is not open.

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OPENING HOURS

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

05:00 05:00 05:00 05:00 05:00 05:00 05:00

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21:00 21:00 15:00 15:00 13:00 10:00 12:00

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS New opening hours in 2018 2 April 2018 Eastern Monday open from 05:00 to 12:00 hr 27 April 2018 King’s Day open from 05:00 to 12:00 hr 10 May 2018 Ascension Day open from 05:00 to 12:00 hr 21 May 2018 Whit Monday open from 05:00 to 12:00 hr 31 December 2018 New Year ’s Eve open from 05:00 to 12:00 hr

Closed 1 April 2018 20 May 2018 25 December 2018 26 December 2018

Easter Sunday Whit Sunday Christmas Boxing Day

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GTC SERVICE CARD As of 18 Februar y the Cultra card and the Waterdrinker customer card will be replaced by one GTC Ser vice Card, enabling holders to purchase plants and flowers as well as accessories. Existing customers You can collect your new customer card from the Ser vice Desk when you first visit the GTC. New customers Once your details have been registered and processed, you can collect your GTC Ser vice Card from the same Ser vice Desk. You can register either via our website or via one of the designated computers at the GTC. The GTC Ser vice Card is strictly personal and available to business customers only. To be eligible for this customer card applicants must be registered in the Chamber of Commerce and retailer in the ‘g reen sector ’. More information about becoming a Waterdrinker customer is available from the Ser vice Desk.

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Be sure to collect your GTC Ser vice Card soon! • • • •

Only GTC Ser vice Card holders will have access to the GTC and be able to operate the barrier in the loading hall, scan products and return reusable packaging. Your GTC Ser vice Card will allow you to enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee from the coffee vending machines at the main entrance. Receive special offers, exclusively available to card holders. Be the first to hear about interesting activities at the GTC.

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SERVICES Sometimes you might need a little help.

TRANSPORT If you do not have the necessar y means to transpor t your purchases yourself, you can use our transpor t ser vice. Waterdrinker will take all the related administration off your hands and arrange the door-to-door distribution.

ORDER PICKING AND DISTRIBUTION Besides delivering the products you have picked at the GTC yourself, we can also pick the items for you and subsequently distribute them door-to-door. We will also pick any orders you place via the webshop and deliver the products to the specified address.

SMALL QUANTITIES Thanks to the wider distribution options, it is now also possible to dispatch smaller quantities of products several times a week. These smaller orders will also be delivered to your door, of course.

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ORDER AND COLLECT Are you planning to visit our GTC and would you like to order (some of ) the required items in advance? Our newly styled webshop allows you to do just that. Your products will be ready for you to collect at the time you have stated.

TROLLEY MOVERS A large number of ‘trolley movers’ are available for your use and shopping convenience. Keys can be collected from the Ser vice Desk.

RECYCLING The following waste streams can be returned in the GTC loading hall within specific times. Outside these times, they can be returned to the Ser vice Desk.

Paper/cardboard

Film

Trays

Styrofoam

Please contact the Ser vice Desk for any general questions or information relating to the GTC: Tel. Ser vice Desk: +31 (0)297 33 22 55 E-mail: ser vice@waterdrinker.nl

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YOUR ADVANTAGES AT A GL ANCE • • • • • • • •

Open 7 days a week with late night shopping 2 times a week. A daily supply of products, ensuring both a complete and fresh range at all times. The entire range is available 24/7 via our webshop. Good climatic conditions and daylight; healthier not only for the plants and flowers but also for our customers and staff! One-stop-shopping: find ever ything you need under one roof and pay for it all at once. An even wider and deeper range of products with extra space for novelties, specialties and designers who stimulate and inspire the sector. Direct contact with growers/suppliers thanks to the shop-in-shop concept. The ultimate place for product introductions as well as an oppor tunity for breeders to show the latest trends in the field of green product development.

We look for ward to welcoming you to the Waterdrinker Green Trade Center!

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THE GTC IS JUST A 10-MINUTE TAXI RIDE FROM AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT.

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HOW TO FIND US? BY CAR Travelling from all directions, please follow N201 towards direction Aalsmeer and follow the signs to ‘A alsmeer ’ and ‘Royal FloraHolland’.

FROM ROYAL FLORAHOLL AND AUCTION:

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1. At the large roundabout in front of the main entrance to Royal FloraHolland, take the first exit (right); 2. Stay in the right lane and drive round the ramp (not up the ramp); 3. Follow the bend to the left; 4. Turn first right and drive straight on. 5. The Green Trade Center is on the left.

OPENBAAR VERVOER The nearest bus stop is Royal FloraHolland Oost, where the following lines stop: 357 Amsterdam CS - Aalsmeer/Kudelstaar t

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o t l l ’ e W see you there! The GTC is not only the largest purchasing centre in Europe, with the widest and most exclusive range of products by leading growers and suppliers, with whom you have direct contact. It is also the ultimate place to experience upcoming trends and product innovations, gain sector-oriented inspiration and share knowledge.

Waterdrinker Green Trade Center | Sierteeltstraat 129 | 1431 GM Aalsmeer | The Netherlands T +31 (0)297 33 22 55 | www.waterdrinker.nl | ser vice@waterdrinker.nl

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