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Carrefour Belgium launches personal shoppers with 90 minutes delivery
In the intense struggle for the customers' favour, Carrefour Belgium has presented a new service - featuring personal shoppers, delivery within 90 minutes and an app that can be expanded into a market place.
Walmart and Microsoft team up to beat Amazon
Two major American companies join forces to try to beat the omnipresent threat of Amazon: Walmart (Amazon's biggest competitor in retail) and Microsoft (Amazon's main rival in cloud services) have signed a strategic partnership for the next five years.
Cultured meat in stores by 2021?
Commercialization of laboratory cultured meat is coming closer. Pioneer Mosa Meat has raised 7.5 million euros for the construction of a factory that will bring an affordable product to the market within three years.
Aldi commits to renewable energy
Aldi Nord has published an ambitious international climate policy: the retailer wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2021 and reveals some compelling figures in its second sustainability report.
Discounters' major opportunities for growth in Western Europe
Despite the multitude of stores in most European markets, discounters plan to open up to ten million square metres of store surface in five years' time. Even in so-called saturated markets they still see a lot of chances for growth, LZ Retailytics says.
Contamination bites huge chunks of Greenyard's value
Vegetable producer Greenyard is under attack after a listeria contamination in its Hungarian factory. The company says to have taken all necessary measures, but the share price plummets.
Adidas wants to strengthen bond with small retailers
German sportswear giant Adidas says it wants to strengthen its bond with small-scale retailers after they claimed Adidas is too aggressive in pushing its web shop, especially as they feel the brand is favouring large international chains as well.
Sales of PCs grows for the first time in six years
For the first time in six years computer sales showed growth again: in the second quarter of 2018 they increased by 1.4%. According to research firms Gartner and IDC, the sales increase is mainly due to growth in business markets.
Several candidates to take over Men at Work
There are several takeover candidates for both the Dutch and the Belgian stores of the bankrupt clothing chain Men at work. The curator is confident an agreement should be reached today in Belgium.
Starbucks dumps plastic straws worldwide
American coffee company Starbucks will ban plastic straws in their stores starting from 2020. A small step for coffee enthusiasts, but a big step for the environment, as the coffee giant uses about a billion straws every year.

Food

Carrefour Belgium launches personal shoppers with 90 minutes delivery

In the intense struggle for the customers' favour, Carrefour Belgium has presented a new service - featuring personal shoppers, delivery within 90 minutes and an app that can be expanded into a market place.

  • Cultured meat in stores by 2021?

    Commercialization of laboratory cultured meat is coming closer. Pioneer Mosa Meat has raised 7.5 million euros for the construction of a factory that will bring an affordable product to the market within three years.

  • Aldi commits to renewable energy

    Aldi Nord has published an ambitious international climate policy: the retailer wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2021 and reveals some compelling figures in its second sustainability report.

  • Discounters' major opportunities for growth in Western Europe

    Despite the multitude of stores in most European markets, discounters plan to open up to ten million square metres of store surface in five years' time. Even in so-called saturated markets they still see a lot of chances for growth, LZ Retailytics says.

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Fashion

Adidas wants to strengthen bond with small retailers

German sportswear giant Adidas says it wants to strengthen its bond with small-scale retailers after they claimed Adidas is too aggressive in pushing its web shop, especially as they feel the brand is favouring large international chains as well.

  • Several candidates to take over Men at Work

    There are several takeover candidates for both the Dutch and the Belgian stores of the bankrupt clothing chain Men at work. The curator is confident an agreement should be reached today in Belgium.

  • Burberry sales increases thanks to new strategy

    The new strategy of the British fashion brand Burberry starts to render: the company had a 3% increase of revenue in their own stores last quarter. In total, Burberry has now a revenue of 479 million pounds (520 million euros).

  • FNG moves to Brussels stock exchange

    Belgian fashion group FNG has collected 60 million euros by issuing new shares. The new shares will be traded on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange and - for the first time - on the Brussels Stock Exchange as well.

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