According to a new Kantar Worldpanel report, online grocery sales grew 30 %, in stark contrast with the overall 1.3 % increase. Online sales now contribute 4.6 % to the overall FMCG sales, but that will grow to 10 % (145 billion euro) by 2025.
The European Commission approved new legislation to simplify organic agriculture in Europe. It will be enacted in July 2020. There was no agreement among Belgian politicians, which is why Belgium abstained.
Many people consider Coca-Cola’s Christmas ad to signal the start of the holiday season. However, this time around, Greenpeace created a parody to highlight the pollution at the hands of the soda manufacturer.
Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba acquired a 36 % stake in supermarket firm Sun Art Retail Group, China’s second largest supermarket chain with 450 supermarkets. French retailer Auchan is the group’s largest shareholder.
Liquor manufacturer Lucas Bols’ turnover has grown 23.8 % in the first six months of its broken fiscal year, to 48.8 million euro. Aside from 0.5 %, the entire growth is thanks to liquor brand Passoã’s integration.
Bernard Deryckere, who was the man behind Belgian dairy company Alpro’s international success, will leave the company after sixteen years. Apparently, he will leave because of differences of opinion with its new owner, Danone.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo was not eager to divulge the extent of its ambitions for the upcoming expansion to Belgium, but RetailDetail has found out that real estate agents have been asked to procure no fewer than thirty locations by 2019.
Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut claims doing “significantly better than the market” as sales went up by 4.4 %. Nevertheless, the group will have to say goodbye to its financial director next year.