Mark the date: on 15 June, Lidl will open its first American store. In charge is someone who earned his stripes in Belgium and the Netherlands, but the main question is whether Ahold Delhaize should fear the German discounter’s arrival?
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Nestlé has been trying to prevent competitors from creating chocolate snacks that look like its own KitKat brand for a decade. It has succeeded in about a dozen countries, but the attempt in the United Kingdom once again failed.
Looking at the sheer amount of companies exhibiting at the 2017 PLMA Trade Show in Amsterdam, private label must be thriving in Europe. Most notably, private label has shed its price image (partly) and more sophisticated concepts have been launched.
It seems French supermarket chain Carrefour intends to roll out its biological store formula abroad. The company has just opened its first Spanish Carrefour Bio store in Madrid, with Barcelona to follow suit soon.
AB InBev’s alcohol-free beer, Jupiler 0,0 %, is a resounding success, surpassing its predecessor’s annual volume by the end of the month. Despite this positive note, the overall beer market is not great shape.
Belgian-Dutch merger company Ahold Delhaize has released decent results for its first quarter of 2017: the Netherlands performed well, but the integrated stores’ performance in Belgium is still worrisome.