FrieslandCampina sells fruit juice division

17 August 2017 in Food

Dairy company FrieslandCampina has sold its fruit juice division, which also contained the Appelsientje brand to Dutch investment firm Standard Investment.

Hunkemöller wants to conquer Switzerland

17 August 2017 in Mode

Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller already opened a Swiss web shop in September 2016 and will now open a chain of physical stores there as well. The first one will open its doors in October.

Kingfisher experiences another turnover drop

17 August 2017 in Doe-het-zelf

DIY group Kingfisher’s quarterly results were weak once more: the British-French group suffered setbacks in both regions and the restructuring plan is also weighing down its results.

Sizeable profit drop for Geberit

17 August 2017 in Doe-het-zelf

Swiss sanitation specialist Geberit’s profit dropped about 20 % in the first half of 2017. Turnover also slumped, but only slightly.

Facebook launches its Marketplace in Europe

16 August 2017 in Algemeen

In October 2016, Facebook launched a marketplace for used items in several countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. That marketplace is now also coming to Belgium, the Netherlands and fifteen other European countries.

Carlsberg's turnover increases despite lower volumes

16 August 2017 in Food

In the first half of the year, Danish beer brewer Carlsberg’s turnover grew 2 % to 31.8 billion krona (4.3 billion euro). The improves sales for its more expensive beers, like Grimbergen, contributed to this turnover increase.

Shoe brand Bally put up for sale

16 August 2017 in Mode

Austrian investment firm JAB Holding wants to sell Swiss shoe brand Bally, hoping to get at least 600 million euro. The same company sold shoe brand Jimmy Choo not too long ago.

Aldi will home deliver in the United States

16 August 2017 in m-Tail

German discounter Aldi is starting one-hour deliveries for online orders in the United States, thanks to the support of American startup Instacart. Amazon’s reaction was swift: it will test lockers in which custumers can collect items within two minutes after ordering them.

Crocs loses patent battle

14 August 2017 in Mode

Shoe manufacturer Crocs has lost a patent court case revolving around the shoe’s design. According to the American Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), another company has had a similar design for much longer.

Coolcat's losses compound

14 August 2017 in Mode

Dutch fashion chain Coolcat, part of entrepreneur Roland Kahn’s group, has not managed to lower its losses in 2016. On the contrary: its losses grew more than 50 % compared to the year before.

Food

FrieslandCampina sells fruit juice division

Dairy company FrieslandCampina has sold its fruit juice division, which also contained the Appelsientje brand to Dutch investment firm Standard Investment.

  • Carlsberg's turnover increases despite lower volumes

    In the first half of the year, Danish beer brewer Carlsberg’s turnover grew 2 % to 31.8 billion krona (4.3 billion euro). The improves sales for its more expensive beers, like Grimbergen, contributed to this turnover increase.

  • Losses keep growing for HelloFresh

    Over the course of the first half of 2017, meal box delivery service HelloFresh has seen both its turnover and its losses grow significantly. This gives mixed messages in the preparation of its IPO, which is planned for the fall of 2017 to create room for more investments.

  • Italian gelato is European market leader

    Italian cuisine is revered all across the globe, with people often thinking of pizza and pasta. However, Italians also have an ironclad reputation when it comes to ice cream. This is also reflected in sales, as Italians are the European market leader.

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Fashion

Hunkemöller wants to conquer Switzerland

Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller already opened a Swiss web shop in September 2016 and will now open a chain of physical stores there as well. The first one will open its doors in October.

  • Shoe brand Bally put up for sale

    Austrian investment firm JAB Holding wants to sell Swiss shoe brand Bally, hoping to get at least 600 million euro. The same company sold shoe brand Jimmy Choo not too long ago.

  • Crocs loses patent battle

    Shoe manufacturer Crocs has lost a patent court case revolving around the shoe’s design. According to the American Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), another company has had a similar design for much longer.

  • Coolcat's losses compound

    Dutch fashion chain Coolcat, part of entrepreneur Roland Kahn’s group, has not managed to lower its losses in 2016. On the contrary: its losses grew more than 50 % compared to the year before.

read more
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