A number of Belgian (IJsboerke, Jules Destrooper) and foreign (Lavazza en Ferrero) food producers have been blackmailed with letters sent from Belgium, demanding 300,000 euros to keep their products from being poisoned.
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Beerwulf, a Dutch speciality beers web shop, is expanding into five new countries: Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland join the five countries where the web shop is already active.
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Over 30,000 staff at Stop & Shop, an American supermarket chain that belongs to Belgian-Dutch Ahold Delhaize, have been on strike since Thursday as they protest against the low wages and the rising health insurance premiums. The chain is planning to implement substantial cost-cutting measures.
Unbeatable prices in a low-cost environment: that's the Carrefour Essentiel concept in a nutshell. The retailer is currently testing the new formula in Avignon as one of the possible avenues to save Carrefour's unprofitable hypermarkets.
Amazon Go, Amazon's registerless stores, will be accepting cash in some form after all. The elitist flair of the shops has been heavily criticised and various cities and states in the US actually forbid cash-free stores.
Tesco breathes a sigh of relief as the British supermarket group is well underway towards reaching its transformation goals. Turnover and profits both increased in the past financial year.
Wessanen has been acquired by a syndicate of investors led by French group PAI Partners. The French were willing to spend 885 million euros on the Dutch natural nutrition specialist.
In the first quarter of 2019, meal order platform Takeaway.com processed 51% more orders, reaching a total of 31.1 million orders. The meal delivery service is currently investing in the German market.
At Tesco, real meat and meat substitutes will now be found side by side. The British supermarket chain has noticed that vegan is the biggest food trend of the decade, so they're launching a new meat counter where the two can be found next to each other.
Retailer Valora opened a registerless convenience store in Zurich last Friday. Store access and payment are both handled by an app.
Supermarket chain Albert Heijn is launching a podcast series in five parts on the origins and production of our food.
Colruyt wants to shorten its supply chain and make it more transparent by buying beef straight from livestock farmers, who will receive better prices as a result. Meanwhile, competition from foreign meat increases.
Delhaize Fresh Atelier, the newest convenience store concept by Delhaize, will allow customers to scan their purchases and pay with their phones without passing by a register. The option is already available in the store in Galerij Ravenstein in Brussels.
Nestlé will be launching vegetarian burgers that could pass for the real deal in order to compete with the popular Impossible and Beyond burgers. However, the agricultural committee of the European Parliament believes they should be called by a different name.
Lidl's top executive Jesper Hojer will suddenly be replaced by Italian Ignazio Paterno. Hojer only spent two years at the helm of the discount retailer.
Cornflakes manufacturer Kellogg Company has reached an agreement on the sale of its biscuit department to Nutella producer Ferrero, as can be read on the website of the American company.