Analysis: Delhaize torn between AMS and Coopernic

The decision to merge with Ahold will probably have far-reaching consequences for Delhaize's earlier decision to leave AMS and head to Coopernic: the merger blows the door for a return to AMS wide open, but the imbalance within the purchase alliance will only grow.

  • Published in Food

Rabobank: "70 % chance for Ahold - Delhaize merger"

Rabobank's analysts have told investors to buy Delhaize's share: its value could rise 39 % compared to its price prior to the Ahold merger rumours. The bank is extremely confident about what Ahold and Delhaize could realize together and feels there is about 70 % chance the merger will go ahead.

  • Published in Food

Ikea joins forces with Walter Van Beirendonck

Starting June 2016, Ikea will sell a collection of interior design articles created by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck, part of the famous Antwerp Six. He will be the first in a line of fashion designers that will collaborate with Ikea.

Ahold-Delhaize: not a merger, but an acquisition

Two huge retailers from the Benelux, Dutch Ahold and Belgian Delhaize, have confirmed the rumours about talks concerning a possible merger. However, the talks will rather lead to Ahold's acquisition of Delhaize, than to a merger between equal parties.

  • Published in Reports

First new Belgian Marks & Spencer draws huge crowd

The first new Belgian store from Marks & Spencer in Brussels drew huge crowds. The store opening marks the return of the British store chain to Belgium after a 14-year absence and was met with a huge line, hours before the official opening.

Greenyard Foods ends final year with positive numbers

Belgian frozen vegetable manufacturer Greenyard Foods has managed to finish its last year as an independent company with positive numbers. Soon, it wil merge with two companies of entrepreneur Hein Deprez, namely Univeg and Peatinvest.

  • Published in Food

Lower turnover for Delhaize Group in Belgium

Belgian Delhaize Group's turnover has grown 15 %, of which only 2.2 remained after exchange rates, to 5.82 billion euro in the first quarter of 2015. Its Belgian like-for-like turnover dropped however.

  • Published in General
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