Aldi turns attention to China

Aldi turns attention to China

21/11/2014 in Food

According to the German website Manager Magazin, Aldi wants to open stores in China. The German discounter had been interested in the large Chinese market since 2013, this was only now revealed as the magazine was able to quote meeting records. ...

Reduce plastic bag use by 50 % by 2019

Reduce plastic bag use by 50 % by 2019

21/11/2014 in General

Europeans will only be allowed to use 90 disposable bags per year by 2019 and merely 40 by 2025, according to the European Parliament and the member states.

Ahold gives suppliers marketing space on its website

Ahold gives suppliers marketing space on its website

21/11/2014 in m-Tail

Dutch retail group Ahold has created a media and marketing team to help its suppliers use the marketing options they will be given on Ahold's online sales channels, like ah.nl, bol.com and American peapod.com. ...

Belgian 3Suisses service platform fires 127 employees

Belgian 3Suisses service platform fires 127 employees

19/11/2014 in General

Saint Brice, a service platform which supports 3Suisses in Belgium, has fired 127 employees at its company unit in Tournai. The changing company structures and a 15 million euro loss (in 5 years' time) have culminated into the redundancies of today. ...

Sushi Daily opens 300th kiosk at Carrefour

Sushi Daily opens 300th kiosk at Carrefour

19/11/2014 in Food

Sushi Daily has opened its 300th kiosk in a Carrefour store. The chain operates in Carrefour Market or Carrefour Planet locations and has lofty ambitions for 2015, as it intends to double its number of European kiosks next year. ...

Björn Borg keeps sales steady, but increases profit

Björn Borg keeps sales steady, but increases profit

19/11/2014 in Fashion

Swedish underwear manufacturer Björn Borg has managed to increase sales 2 % in its third quarter, while its profits grew more than 50 % thanks to tough cost-cutting measures and slightly higher margins. Its own stores still struggle, though. ...

H&M launches web shop in Belgium and 11 other countries

H&M launches web shop in Belgium and 11 other countries

18/11/2014 in Fashion

Swedish fashion chain H&M has just announced it will launch a web shop in 12 countries, among which Belgium. The rest of the expansion is mainly eastwards, covering most of Central Europe.

Customs seizes 31 tons of imitation coffee

Customs seizes 31 tons of imitation coffee

18/11/2014 in Food

Belgian customs have seized 31 tons of imitation coffee in Colfontaine (Hainaut) last week. The 125,000 packs were destined for retail.

Third Belgian & Other Stories comes to Ghent

Third Belgian & Other Stories comes to Ghent

18/11/2014 in Fashion

The Swedish fashion chain & Other Stories, a H&M subsidiary, will open a new store in the Veldstraat in Ghent next year, which will be its third in Belgium. Ghent feels this emphasizes its growth as a shopping centre. ...

Albert Heijn expands web shop to Belgium

Albert Heijn expands web shop to Belgium

18/11/2014 in Food

Dutch retailer Albert Heijn will expand its web shop to Belgium sometime next year. The move should help Ahold, its parent company, to grow its online turnover from 1.4 billion euro to 2.5 billion euro by 2017. ...

Food

Sushi Daily opens 300th kiosk at Carrefour

Sushi Daily opens 300th kiosk at Carrefour

Sushi Daily has opened its 300th kiosk in a Carrefour store. The chain operates in...

Fashion

Björn Borg keeps sales steady, but increases profit

Björn Borg keeps sales steady, but increases profit

Swedish underwear manufacturer Björn Borg has managed to increase sales 2 % in its third...