Belgian retailer Colruyt Group has extended its 'till-free' test to three supermarkets of the OKay chain and one of OKay Compact, after having trialled it in Spar shops earlier.
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Ahold Delhaize's turnover suffers from a tough American market, but the merger company saw more positive results in its home markets Belgium and the Netherlands. Online growth is a highlight in the company's results.
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Brewery group Heineken has acquired a 40% stake in China Resources Beer Holdings, China’s largest brewer and owner of the world’s largest beer brand, Snow Beer. The deal gives the Dutch company better access to the huge Chinese
German retail giant Metro is satisfied with the results so far in its fiscal year 2017/18, but sees the need to take measures in the difficult Russian market.
Wholesale keeps on growing
Thanks to improvements in almost all
Meal delivery service Takeaway.com has seen its turnover grow by 42 % to 110.2 million euro in the first half of the year. The company still does not make profit, but the loss is shrinking.
Germany catching up to the
Five years after Carrefour Belgium's decision to include a 'local products' area in their hypermarkets and supermarkets, the retailer has decided to include such an area in its web shop as well.
750 local producers
Dutch brewery group Heineken has lowered its financial year's expectations as its profit suffers from increasing competition with AB InBev. Still, turnover and volume were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather in
Dairy producer Danone saw its turnover grow only slightly in the first half of 2018, but its net profit went up by almost a quarter. While European sales slowed down, China's appetite for western baby milk powder made more than up for
Belgian supermarkets increasingly choose local suppliers for their fruit, vegetables and meat, Belgian trade federation Comeos says. Numbers vary from only 55 % for apples to 97 % for pork.
Belgian biscuit producer Lotus Bakeries has acquired British Kiddylicious, which produces snacks and meals for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. With this acquisition, the Belgian brand continues to build a more healthy image.
American shoppers will soon be offered a ride to Walmart... in a self-driving car. Google's sister company Waymo is rolling out a pilot in which around 400 regular customers will be taken to the hypermarket with an unmanned shuttle
Coca-Cola has had a strong second quarter, thanks to a growing focus on healthier soft drinks. Its new ice tea brand Fuze Tea is catching on and Coca-Cola Zero is doing well too.
Better than expected
Although sales declined by
According to the European Court of Justice, the shape of chocolate bar KitKat is not distinctive enough to warrant protection. It is the umpteenth statement in a dispute with competitor Leo that has been dragging on for 11 years. Nevertheless, the
Despite a lower turnover in Belgium, Albert Heijn has raised its profits by 40% to 5.7 million euro. The chain plans to keep on expanding despite its merger with local powerhouse Delhaize.
Last year, Albert
Food and beverages are the fastest growing category for Amazon in the United States: a third of online orders for groceries are made at the retail giant. Nevertheless, the category remains very small, even in the American home
British supermarket chain Tesco has formulated its own response to the growing success of Aldi and Lidl: from September onwards, the first branches of a discount chain in Colruyt style will open in the United Kingdom.
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