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Comptoir des Olives

About the Business

Marloes Deelen (full name Isabella Johanna Maria Deelen) was born in Roosendaal in the Netherlands in 1968.

After graduating from the Rotterdam Business school in Holland she decided to go to France where she obtained her 4th year diploma (Maîtrise) in Social Psychology from the University of Tours (37). After this she started her first job.

She first worked at Frico by selling Dutch cheese to French multiples, before starting a short career in project development and construction. First she worked for a company that builds homes for the elderly, followed by a job with the construction company Bouygues on a Center Parcs site in the Sologne. In 1995 a dutch project developper appointed Isabella to start up an office in the city of Montpellier. But living in such a beautiful part of France, she soon develops a passion for food and she starts her own company as an export consultant. Deelen export à la carte was born. In 2014 she decides it is time for a new challenge and she takes over a shop at les Halles jacques Coeur in Montpellier. You can find her there all weekends and some weekdays. In 2016 she buys a nut roaster in Greece and since then all nuts are roasted on site !!

In 2018 the shop starts to sell Hampers and Gift packs and they start to sell to local companies.

In 2020 the company starts deliveries directly and through local partners to answer to the growing demand of Click and Collect.


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