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Analysis: six reasons major brands are under pressure
Global brands are increasingly struggling to ward off smaller, local companies. Some even believe the brands’ golden age has passed. That may be presumptuous, but there are some noticeable trends.
Coca-Cola is still strongest global brands, but local brands are on the rise
Coca-Cola, Colgate and Maggi are the most popular FMCG brands worldwide, according to a Kantar Worldpanel report. Local brands are stealing market share however.
Fnac Darty and MediaMarkt Saturn enter purchase alliance
French electronics retailer Fnac Darty has set up a purchase alliance with competitor MediaMarkt Saturn. Both companies will buy together when it comes to the European retail market.
Suitsupply suffers losses because of expansion
Dutch Suitsupply has experienced a decent turnover growth last year, but its net result tumbled below zero because of its huge investments. Nevertheless, that is the only way forward according to its founder, whose focus is still fixed on the United States.
Starting this Friday, Belgium has its own national e-commerce event
Move over, Black Friday! This week, Belgium launches its own national e-commerce event as Jack & Jones, Kiabi, La Redoute, Sarenza, Tape à l'Oeil and Veritas organise the first Belgian Friday.
Belgian paint web shop Deverfwebshop.be expands into France
An expansion into Wallonia and France beckons for Belgian paint web shop deverfwebshop.be and its new counterpart boutiquepeinture.fr. Moreover, the company is looking for a new financial partner to help with this move.
HelloFresh increases turnover forecast
Mealbox delivery service HelloFresh has increased its 2018 forecast: the German company now expects a 35 % growth, up from its previous 30 % increase forecast. Positive results in the United States, which has become the company’s main market, were the main reason for its adjustment.
H&M is turning to algorithms to boost sales again
In an effort to reverse the decline in its worldwide sales, H&M is using technology that will help the world’s largest clothing brand stock its stores more efficiently, sell more effectively and adapt more quickly to current consumer trends.
Brussels bio chain Färm keeps expanding
Färm, a bio store chain from Brussels, is supporting a planned expansion with a crowd funding campaign. The chain aims to open its biggest store so far in the North of the European capital, extending its services with a bakery in the store. 
Henkel stays steady in difficult market conditions
Despite negative exchange rates and logistical issues in the United States, Henkel still sees positive signs in the first quarter. Its glue division outperformed the laundry and beauty divisions.

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Analysis: six reasons major brands are under pressure

Global brands are increasingly struggling to ward off smaller, local companies. Some even believe the brands’ golden age has passed. That may be presumptuous, but there are some noticeable trends.

  • Coca-Cola is still strongest global brands, but local brands are on the rise

    Coca-Cola, Colgate and Maggi are the most popular FMCG brands worldwide, according to a Kantar Worldpanel report. Local brands are stealing market share however.

  • HelloFresh increases turnover forecast

    Mealbox delivery service HelloFresh has increased its 2018 forecast: the German company now expects a 35 % growth, up from its previous 30 % increase forecast. Positive results in the United States, which has become the company’s main market, were the main reason for its adjustment.

  • Brussels bio chain Färm keeps expanding

    Färm, a bio store chain from Brussels, is supporting a planned expansion with a crowd funding campaign. The chain aims to open its biggest store so far in the North of the European capital, extending its services with a bakery in the store. 

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Suitsupply suffers losses because of expansion

Dutch Suitsupply has experienced a decent turnover growth last year, but its net result tumbled below zero because of its huge investments. Nevertheless, that is the only way forward according to its founder, whose focus is still fixed on the United States.

  • Starting this Friday, Belgium has its own national e-commerce event

    Move over, Black Friday! This week, Belgium launches its own national e-commerce event as Jack & Jones, Kiabi, La Redoute, Sarenza, Tape à l'Oeil and Veritas organise the first Belgian Friday.

  • H&M is turning to algorithms to boost sales again

    In an effort to reverse the decline in its worldwide sales, H&M is using technology that will help the world’s largest clothing brand stock its stores more efficiently, sell more effectively and adapt more quickly to current consumer trends.

  • Zalando's profit wiped away in first quarter

    German online retailer Zalando saw its first quarter profit completely wiped away: last year's 5.1 million euro net profit turned into a 15 million euro loss. Turnover grew 22 %, investments being the cause for both.

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