10 February 2016 in Food

Despite lower turnover, drink manufacturer Coca-Cola managed to generate a higher profit in 2015, compared to the year before, partially because of its cost-cutting program designed by CEO Muhtar Kent. 

10 February 2016 in Food

Japanese beer brewer Asahi has acquired SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beer brands, which it was forced to sell to enable a merger with Belgian AB InBev.

10 February 2016 in Food

Several cooperative supermarket projects are ready to launch in France. Customers can help around in the store in return for lower prices, a concept that has proven popular in the United States.

10 February 2016 in Food

The world's third and fourth largest brewers in the world, Heineken and Carlsberg, forecast a higher profit in 2016 thanks to increased Vietnamese and Southeast Asian demand. 

10 February 2016 in Mode

Singer and producer Pharrell Williams has bought a stake in fashion label G-Star Raw, following a previous collaboration between the brand and Pharrell Williams' company, Bionic Yarn.  Williams will now be involved in G-Star's management.

10 February 2016 in Drogmetica

On its 40th birthday, The Body Shop commits to becoming the world's most ethical and sustainable company, as stated in its new Global Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

9 February 2016 in Algemeen

What will a store look like in the future? A new study, ordered by one of the world's largest shopping center owners (Westfield), gives us a view on the shape of physical retail in 5 key trends.

9 February 2016 in Food

Belgian Edwin Botterman will become Alken-Maes' new managing director next month. He will succeed Dutuch Erik van de Ven, who will head to the brewer's parent company, Heineken, in Amsterdam.

9 February 2016 in Wonen

Ikea is currently in the eye of the storm after its Australian and British websites promoted seats with synthetic coating as leather seats. The company admits it could have communicated more clearly, but denies the mentions were misleading.

9 February 2016 in Algemeen

American toy manufacturer Hasbro's turnover and profit grew a lot last year, mainly because of an excellent fourth quarter on the back of the new Star Wars movie and Jurassic World.

Food

Despite lower turnover, drink manufacturer Coca-Cola managed to generate a higher profit in 2015, compared to the year before, partially because of its cost-cutting program designed by CEO Muhtar Kent. 

Mode

Singer and producer Pharrell Williams has bought a stake in fashion label G-Star Raw, following a previous collaboration between the brand and Pharrell Williams' company, Bionic Yarn.  Williams will now be involved in G-Star's management.

  • Dutch textile discount chain Zeeman will invest a lot into its stores this year, while it also seeks further European expansion on top of eCommerce trials. The goal is to turn around the very first turnover drop in a few years. 

  • The European Commission approved American Carlyle Group's acquisition of Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller. It feels there is no overlap between Hunkemöller and the investor's other activities.

  • Fashion label Burberry has decided it will alter the way it presents its collections. It will do 2 fashion shows every year, for both its men's and women's collections, with the items on sale directly afterwards.

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