Brand-new Colruyt store in Hechtel-Eksel provides 26 new jobs

On Wednesday 3 April, a brandnew Colruyt store opens its doors along Peerderbaan in Hechtel-Eksel. By opening its 241st store, Colruyt creates 26 new jobs. Moreover, Colruyt Hechtel-Eksel is a low-energy store with optimal insulation and ventilation.

Complete product range on 1,600 m²

The new Colruyt store is located along the road connecting Leopoldsburg and Peer, so it is easily accessible. "We want to make sure our customers can shop pleasantly and smoothly", says store manager Dirk Bessemans. "This begins with an accessible store and a sufficiently large car park with 131 places. The store has a surface of 1,611 m². Customers can find a broad range of products in each department, national brands as well as the familiar private labels Boni Selection and Everyday. And 8 check-outs ensure a fluent service."

Butcher's department with open workshop

Customers can choose their fresh quality meat in the self-service butcher's counters. Head butcher Marc Busselen: "Customers can see the butchers at work in an open workshop and talk to them if they have questions or a special order. They also have a nice overview of the range of meat, cold cuts and salads.”

26 new jobs

The new store also brings extra employment. "In Colruyt Hechtel-Eksel, 26 co-workers can start to work: 21 in the store and 5 in the butcher's shop", says the store manager. "They will put their best foot forward to serve our customers every day."

Collect&Go shops for the customers

Colruyt Hechtel-Eksel also has a Collect&Go pick-up point. "Collect&Go is a handy Colruyt Group service, where we shop for the customers", says Dirk Bessemans. "They send their shopping list to or via the app, and the Collect&Go employees have their products ready at the pick-up point on the day and time of their choice."

Refuelling on the same site

The store also has a DATS 24 petrol station. Customers can refuel with high-quality fuels 24/7. The station also has 2 pumps with high calorific CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). Today, CNG is the cleanest and cheapest fossil fuel. DATS 24 is part of Colruyt Group.

Low-energy store: 4 % less CO2

Colruyt Hechtel-Eksel is a low-energy store with optimal insulation in the front and roof. It is also hermetically finished. The store is equipped with sustainable technology such as a refrigeration system with propene, heat recovery from the ventilation and solar panels on the roof. Dirk Bessemans: ”This project is part of a more comprehensive renovation plan: by 2029 all Colruyt stores should be low-energy stores. The group’s CO2 emissions have to go down by 4 %.”

Special open house

From Wednesday 3 April, store manager Dirk Bessemans, head butcher Marc Busselen and their 24 co-workers will be on hand to welcome customers to the brand-new Colruyt Hechtel-Eksel.Dirk Bessemans: "The evening before, on Tuesday 2 April from 5 to 8 pm, everyone is invited for a store preview. During this special open house, customers will be offered snacks and a drink. Everyone is most welcome!"


More information? A talk with the store manager? Photographs of the new store or the Collect&Go pick-up point?
Feel free to contact :

  • Veerle Vaes (regional manager) au 02 345 2345
  • Yana Morren (Colruyt Lowest Prices press officer) at 0479 72 29 10

Practical information:
Colruyt Hechtel-Eksel
Peerderbaan 17
3940 Hechtel-Eksel


Opening hours:

Mon - Sat:   8.30 - 20.00
Fri: 8.30 - 21.00

Open evening :
Tuesday 2 April from 17.00 to 20.00

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About Colruyt

Colruyt is Colruyt Group's Lowest Prices supermarket. The store chain has been guaranteeing the lowest price for each product at any moment for more than 40 years now. Customers can find about 10,500 food and 7,500 non-food products, from fresh fruit and vegetables and meat to cleaning and care products. Colruyt also stands out by its simplicity, efficient shopping and efforts in the field of sustainability. The chain operates 243 stores in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and employs approximately 15,000 people. Customers can also order their purchases in the Colruyt web shop and pick them up in about 200 Collect&Go collection points.

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