Triodos Organic Growth Fund, together with Social Impact Ventures, has taken a significant minority share in Marqt, a Dutch sustainable food & groceries retailer. This investment provides Marqt with the necessary growth capital, thereby enabling the company to make further steps in realising its sustainability mission.

Marqt plays a leading role in the Netherlands in the development of a healthy and fair food producing system, which takes care for people, animals and environment into account. The company was established in 2008 and currently operates 15 stores in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Haarlem.

The Marqt-concept fits consumers’ need for sustainable food for which they pay a fair price. Jurriën Appers, Senior Investment Manager of Triodos Organic Growth Fund: "More and more consumers deem it important that production of food and other consumer products does not take place at the expense of people and the environment. As a sustainable, innovative and transparent player Marqt offers these consumers an important platform and thus contributes strongly to the development of a more sustainable society.

Please find the full press release here (Dutch only).