Ahold Delhaize: "Main office in the US? Possible, but not now"

29 May 2017 in Food

According to Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer, it could very well be that the company moves its main office to the United States at one point in the future. However, no such move will happen anytime soon.

Pepsi and AB InBev are negotiating about Vita Coco

29 May 2017 in Food

PepsiCo is allegedly in talks with coconut water Vita Coco’s shareholders to discuss an acquisition deal. Belgian families de Spoelberch and de Mévius, who also own beer giant AB InBev, own nearly half of Vita Coco’s shares.

Everyone can now access Amazon Fresh PickUp locations

29 May 2017 in Food

Following a 2-month testing period, Seattle’s two Amazon Fresh PickUp locations are now also available to Prime subscribers. The formula is focused on speed and also puts the pressure on Walmart even more. 

Belgian online pharmacy Pharmasimple wants to conquer Europe

29 May 2017 in Drogmetica

Pharmasimple, an online pharmacy founded in Brussels seven years ago, experienced a 66.2 % turnover growth to 11.3 million euro in 2016. However, it has lofty ambitions, targeting a 100 million euro turnover in the next five years.

Properly working Digital Single Market vital for retail and wholesale

26 May 2017 in Algemeen

(content provided by EuroCommerce) EuroCommerce today partnered with the European Business Summit in a special session of the Summit on Tapping the Potential of the E-Commerce Market for Europe.

Amazon turns attention to medication

26 May 2017 in Drogmetica

Amazon is looking for someone within its ranks to figure out how it can move into the highly lucrative medicine sales industry. According to several sources, Amazon has been contemplating this move for some time.

Plenty of interest for onerous Abercrombie & Fitch

26 May 2017 in Mode

Fashion company Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a huge loss once more in the first quarter of 2017. Despite that, the board said there is plenty of interest for a possible acquisition.

"Hard discount achieves most growth in bio industry"

26 May 2017 in Food

Every year, the bio agricultural industry organizes a BioWeek in early June to help promote bio products. We talked to BioForum’s Marijke Van Ranst.

Samwer brothers sell half of Zalando shares

26 May 2017 in Mode

German brothers Samwer have sold almost half of the shares their investment firm, Global Founders, still holds in Zalando. The brothers’ share in the German online fashion retailers is now less than 5 %.

Amazon's New York book store generates little enthusiasm

26 May 2017 in Algemeen

Online retailer Amazon’s first book store in New York did not only draw in positive feedback. It looks too much like a traditional book store.

Food

Ahold Delhaize: "Main office in the US? Possible, but not now"

According to Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer, it could very well be that the company moves its main office to the United States at one point in the future. However, no such move will happen anytime soon.

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Fashion

Plenty of interest for onerous Abercrombie & Fitch

Fashion company Abercrombie & Fitch suffered a huge loss once more in the first quarter of 2017. Despite that, the board said there is plenty of interest for a possible acquisition.

  • Samwer brothers sell half of Zalando shares

    German brothers Samwer have sold almost half of the shares their investment firm, Global Founders, still holds in Zalando. The brothers’ share in the German online fashion retailers is now less than 5 %.

  • Minor first quarter turnover increase for Foot Locker

    Shoe chain Foot Locker’s first quarter turnover grew 0.7 % to 2 billion dollars (1.8 billion euro), but its net profit did drop from 191 to 180 million dollars (160 million euro).

  • Uniqlo makes fast fashion even faster

    Japanese Fast Retailing, fashion chain Uniqlo’s parent company, has managed to drastically speed up its production cycle. From now on, it will only take thirteen days to bring a design to the stores.

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