In the Netherlands, we have seen time and again that strong brands retain more of their value during tough economic times and recover more quickly when market conditions begin to improve. This was the case during the banking crisis of 2013 and shows every indication of holding true today.
Amidst unprecedented macro-economic challenges, Shell is the Netherlands’ number one most valuable brand for the third year. The value of the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable Dutch Brands 2021 remains concentrated at the top, with Royal Dutch Shell (no.1; $14.9 billion), Philips (no.2; $11.9 billion) and Heineken (no.3; $11.6 billion) comprising almost half of the total value.
Drugstores Kruidvat (no.27; $0.23 billion) and Etos (no.28; $0.21 billion) are new entries.
Douwe Egberts (no.19; $0.76 billion) recorded a year-on-year growth of 59% in brand value to make it the fastest riser.
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Action climbs four places as 2020’s fastest riser, while CoolBlue’s outstanding customer experience and Bol.com’s progressive initiatives welcome them into the 2020 BrandZ Dutch Top 30 ranking.
The key to any business’ success is how it is seen in the eye of its customer. BrandZ is the only brand valuation to consider both market sales and the opinion of the consumer. By analysing interviews with over 32,300 Dutch consumers BrandZ uncovers the trends driving brand growth in the Netherlands and identify high potential brands.
In the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable Dutch Brands ranking and report we see how disruptive ‘new giants’ rub shoulders with iconic brands to create an environment where some of the most innovative brands in Europe have flourished.
Dutch brands are punching above their weight, with the total value of the Top 30 proportionally larger when compared to overall country GDP than the Top 30s from the UK, Germany or France.
While BrandZ global data shows that brands perceived as innovative grow seven times faster than other brands, in a mature and crowded market like the Netherlands, having a strong purpose can also help a brand stand out and increase the likelihood they will be invited into people’s lives and homes.
Take a look at the report to discover what consumers really think about the Netherlands’ most valuable brands, which brands have made it into the first BrandZ ranking, and how to build a strong brand that stands the test of time.