Hunkemöller will invest a lot in Spain

23 June 2017 in Mode

Lingerie chain Hunkemöller will invest a lot in Spain in the next few years, with the goal to quintuple its store network. It should surpass the 100 store milestone in Spain by 2021.

Cash register-free Amazon supermarket still not open

23 June 2017 in Food

Amazon’s cash register-free supermarket, Amazon Go, still has not opened to the general public and now one of its directors will leave Amazon.

Retailers call for Commission to ask right questions on trading practices

23 June 2017 in Algemeen

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren has commented on calls for legislation on trading practices in agriculture and the Commission decision to take the first steps towards proposing EU measures.

Mitiska REIM acquires 11 Romanian retail parks

23 June 2017 in Vastgoed

Belgian real estate firm Mitiska REIM acquired Romanian Alpha Property Development’s entire portfolio: eleven profitable retail parks and three development projects.

Apple and Ikea into augmented reality together

23 June 2017 in Wonen

Technology company Apple and furniture store chain Ikea are collaborating on augmented reality that should be revealed in the fall. The app should give customers the opportunity to see how their purchase fits their own interior.

Danone streamlines its European organization

23 June 2017 in Food

Dairy manufacturer Danone is to optimize its European organization: Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland are to form one cluster. Kris Geeraert, general manager Benelux, will leave the company.

Diageo buys George Clooney's tequila brand for 620 million euro

22 June 2017 in Food

British liquor group Diageo has paid 700 million dollars (about 620 million euro) for George Clooney’s premium tequila brand Casamigos and that could rise to 1 billion dollars.

AS Watson wants to acquire Holland & Barrett

22 June 2017 in Drogmetica

AS Watson, Kruidvat’s parent company, has entered negotiations to acquire Holland & Barrett. It is apparently willing to pay one billion pounds (1.15 billion euro).

Gaming industry continues to grow

22 June 2017 in Algemeen

A study from research firm Newzoo shows that the gaming industry will once again make strides in 2017. The industry’s total turnover should reach 108.9 billion dollars (nearly 100 billion euro) for the full year.

Louboutin in trouble in red shoe sole court case

22 June 2017 in Mode

The attorney general at the European Union’s Court of Justice has written an advice saying that according to him, the Louboutin brand’s red shoe sole cannot be registered as a trademark.

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Cash register-free Amazon supermarket still not open

Amazon’s cash register-free supermarket, Amazon Go, still has not opened to the general public and now one of its directors will leave Amazon.

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Hunkemöller will invest a lot in Spain

Lingerie chain Hunkemöller will invest a lot in Spain in the next few years, with the goal to quintuple its store network. It should surpass the 100 store milestone in Spain by 2021.

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