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Another six cash register-free Amazon Go stores planned
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Er komen na de opening van de eerste Amazon Go-winkel vorige maand nog minstens zes van de hoogtechnologische en kassaloze winkels gemakswinkels bij. Onder meer Los Angeles en Seattle krijgen nieuwe Amazon Go-winkels.

Belgian CEO leaves Le Pain Quotidien
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After seventeen years, Vincent Herbert has decided to step down as Le Pain Quotidien CEO. Jerry Gamez, who has plenty of experience at fastfood chain Burger King and Walmart, will succeed him.

Takeaway.com acquires Eastern European competitors
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Fast food supplier Takeaway.com acquired its Bulgarian competitor BGmenu and its Romanian competitor Oliviera in yet another step towards its goal of being the European market leader.

Spar will trial contact-free and cash register-free payments
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Retail Partners Colruyt Group – Colruyt Group’s entrepreneurial division – is creating an app for Spar which allows customers to use their smartphones to scan and pay for their own groceries.

Duvel Moortgat adds Italian brewery
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Duvel Moortgat increased its minority stake in Italian brewery Birrificio del Ducato to 70 %. The Belgian brewery, known for Vedett, has been part of the brewery near Parma since 2016.

Colruyt removes Nestlé products from its shelves
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Colruyt has taken at least 18 Nestlé products from its shelves, because it failed to reach a deal about the pricing. For that reason, the products have been temporarily removed from Colruyt stores.

Supermarkets react to European farmer welfare proposal
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Some supermarkets are not happy about the European Commission’s intention to give farmers higher prices. Dutch, German and Austrian distributors warn this will lead to higher prices for the consumers.

Jupiler will disappear for a few months
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AB InBev’s latest marketing stunt is rather unusual: its popular Jupiler brand will disappear from the shelves until July. In order to “support” the Red Devils at the World Cup football (or to benefit from their popularity), it will be rebranded to Belgium.

Colruyt joins PostNL's grocery service
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The mailman will deliver groceries every two weeks from now on: PostNL will collaborate with new grocery service Stockon in the Netherlands. A remarkable fact is that its private label brands are Boni, which is Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt’s private label.

European purchase alliance Agecore puts pressure on Nestlé
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European purchase alliance, Agecore, has threatened to cut 160 Nestlé products from its list unless the Swiss agree to better conditions. Colruyt, Coop and Edeka are members of Agecore.

Kraft Heinz does not meet expectations
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American Kraft Heinz failed to live up to analysts’ fourth quarter expectations, both when it comes to turnover and profit. It did manage a 900 % increase of its profit, but that did not convince any analyst.

Strong second half of 2017 thrusts Danone forward
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Danone published a 2.5 % like-for-like growth for its fiscal year 2017, mainly thanks to a strong second half of the year with a 4.2 % like-for-like turnover increase.

Aldi Nord and Süd will not merge, but collaborate
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Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd confirm they will look into the possibilities of working together closely in regards to its German purchase and marketing division. Both companies however deny a future merger.

Aldi turns gaze towards Italy
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Aldi is ready to conquer the Italian market next month: it will instantly open ten new stores in the Southern European country, alongside its first distribution center near Verona.

Coca-Cola Europe's turnover grows 25 % instantly
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Turnover for Coca-Cola European Partners, the soda manufacturer’s European division, soared above 11 billion euro in 2017. Its profit also spiked compared to the year before.

Increased turnover but (much) lower profit for PepsiCo
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Despite a “tepid” fourth quarter, PepsiCo still managed a slight turnover growth for its full fiscal year, thanks to snacks covering for sodas’ decreased sales. Net profit did plummet.

Disappointing growth in 2017 for Nestlé
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Nestlé published a disappointing 0.4 % growth for 2017, failing to live up to analysts’ expectations. 

FrieslandCampina acquires Chinese joint venture
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FrieslandCampina acquired all of Chinese Friesland Huishan Dairy’s shares, a joint venture it co-created in 2015 with China Huishan Dairy. It will now become a subsidiary of the Dutch dairy company.

“Aldi considers merger of Nord and Süd”
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German discounter Aldi is considering to reunite its independent Nord and Süd divisions. The generally well-informed German Manager Mazin said it read as such in a report.

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