Hoegaarden experiences strong growth in Asia, but is losing ground in Europe. That is why AB InBev will move part of the production to China and Vietnam: the brewery in Hoegaarden will lower cut its production days by 2 a week.
British health chain Holland & Barrett (previously known in the Benelux as Essenza) plans to open completely vegan stores, a trend the chain needs to follow according to CEO Peter Aldis.
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.
Belgian accessory label Komono wants to double its number of physical stores to ten this year. “The stores are important to tell our story”, Anton Janssens and Raf Maes told De Standaard.
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.
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.
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.