Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many sectors have been severely affected, ending up with negative results. This new reality has hit hardly many countries and buried a large number of jobs and businesses, such as those related to tourism and hospitality industries.
However, not everything is negative, there are some sectors in the Netherlands that have been able to survive this new reality in a great way, since they have managed to adapt or have really benefited from it, making their company or business recognized.
These companies or businesses that have benefited have a lot to do with the whole digital world, such as online sales and payments through the same principle. Also, companies involved in medicine or other services, such as supermarkets, cleaning services, pharmacies, and everything to do with technology, have been recognized.
In this post, we will talk about some of the sectors in the Netherlands that have been successful in times of the coronavirus, and have also been successful globally.
1.- Food sector
The food sector has benefited greatly from the pandemic because it has managed to adapt to the new reality, and because it is one of the basic needs of every human being, so it has become a priority sector.
One of the most important changes in this sector is the incorporation of online ordering and home delivery, thus guaranteeing a good service for consumers, who have opted to eat at home because of the pandemic.
2.- Health and pharma sector
The health sector and the pharma industry’s numbers have increased exponentially since coronavirus’ appearance, being one of the sectors that have benefited the most from it.
The health sector has managed to adapt to the new reality through telemedicine, something that seemed very distant but is now a reality. On the other hand, the pharmaceutical industry has managed to increase its sales through the purchase of hygiene articles, masks, digital thermometers, and painkillers, not to mention the medicines that are recommended to treat covid-19.
3.- Energy sector – Renewable energies
Due to the positive impact that this pandemic has had on wildlife, more than one person has realized that it is time to change the rules of the game, which is why part of the European COVID Plan funds have been directed to initiatives that focus on the use of renewable energy. The aim is for all countries to be included in this movement to generate sustainable energy.
As a result, various business sectors have sought to invest heavily in the energy sector, with a view to making renewable energy thrive. This includes the automotive sector, which had been hesitant to do so for a long time.
4.- Entertainment sector
The success of this sector is unprecedented, the entire entertainment industry has had to revolutionize and go digital, therefore audiovisual platforms have become more relevant in the market by being digitized.
Not only in the Netherlands, but also on a global level it has gained great relevance, even more so during this new reality. Not only streaming content but also streamers using Twitch, as well as applications used for video conferencing, have seen an improvement.
5.- Education sector
On the education sector side, those specialising in postgraduate degrees, masters centers, and business schools have been the most relevant and powerful during the pandemic.
6.- E-commerce sector
The sector in the Netherlands and worldwide that has also made its mark on the market is e-commerce, which is better known as e-commerce. This is based on a system of buying and selling services or products through websites, social media, or other digital means.
It is very beneficial for both users and traders, as it is possible to access the desired products at any time and place just by having access to the internet. This is ideal for dealing with this pandemic, which can lead to possible contagion just by leaving the house.
It is a general rule that a foreign company must register and obtain a vat number for the Netherlands if it wishes to provide services both in the Netherlands and in Europe.
All of the above are successful sectors in the Netherlands in times of coronavirus, with higher profits and relevance both here and globally.