Le Pain Quotidien turns attention to Brazil

Le Pain Quotidien turns attention to Brazil

30/03/2015 in Food

Brussels bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien is preparing its Brazilian conquest: it wants to add another 11 stores over the next few years, leading to 15 stores in total. Two to three stores would be opened per year.

German antitrust authority blocks Edeka's acquisition of Kaiser's

German antitrust authority blocks Edeka's acquisition of Kaiser's

30/03/2015 in General

German supermarket chain Edeka planned to acquire hundreds of Kaiser's stores, but that may not be allowed as the German antitrust authority disagrees with the current terms.

Weak euro will make clothing more expensive

Weak euro will make clothing more expensive

30/03/2015 in Fashion

The euro's weak exchange rate will have its impact on clothing in the next few months. The majority of clothes is imported into Europe and will now become more expensive.

Mondelez puts cheese spread Philadelphia up for sale

Mondelez puts cheese spread Philadelphia up for sale

30/03/2015 in Food

Food group Mondelez is likely to sell cheese spread brand Philadelphia if it can find a buyer that wants to spend some 3 billion dollars (2.75 billion euro). 

B&Q CEO to leave after Kingfisher shuffle?

B&Q CEO to leave after Kingfisher shuffle?

30/03/2015 in DIY

Kevin O'Byrne, CEO of DIY chain B&Q, is rumoured to be leaving the company as its parent company Kingfisher has prepared some restructuring plans.

Amazon launches bid for Net-a-Porter

Amazon launches bid for Net-a-Porter

27/03/2015 in Fashion

American online retailer Amazon is rumoured to be in (early) talks to acquire the luxury retailer Net-a-Porter. It would be Amazon's largest ever purchase.

Kingfisher - Mr. Bricolage marriage about to burst?

Kingfisher - Mr. Bricolage marriage about to burst?

27/03/2015 in DIY

British DIY group Kingfisher and French Mr. Bricolage seem to have had a rough ride in their 'engagement': the rift may even cause the previously-announced acquisition to falter. 

H&M in a storm because of fictional metal band T-shirts

H&M in a storm because of fictional metal band T-shirts

26/03/2015 in Fashion

Metal bands and their die-hard fans are not happy with H&M's newest project: the Swedish fashion chain launched a collection of T-shirts based on fictional metal bands. A huge social media backlash, on Facebook and YouTube, immediately followed. ...

Rachel Shechtman (STORY): "Make the experience as impactful as possible"

Rachel Shechtman (STORY): "Make the experience as impactful as possible"

26/03/2015 in General

Ten years of consultancy have gifted Rachel Shechtman with enough knowledge about marketing, merchandising and business development to create a unique retail experience, STORY. She will share her fascinating experiences with the public on the RetailD...

Flying Tiger expands rapidly in Belgium

Flying Tiger expands rapidly in Belgium

25/03/2015 in General

Danish chain Flying Tiger is to open two new stores in Belgium, one on 4 April in Brussels and one on 10 April in Antwerp. These stores will be the Danish store chain's sixth and seventh store in Belgium.

Food

Mondelez puts cheese spread Philadelphia up for sale

Mondelez puts cheese spread Philadelphia up for sale

Food group Mondelez is likely to sell cheese spread brand Philadelphia if it can find...

Fashion

Weak euro will make clothing more expensive

Weak euro will make clothing more expensive

The euro's weak exchange rate will have its impact on clothing in the next few...