The Poco Loco factory in Roeselare, Belgium, was already the largest European factory for Tex-Mex food, but now the Finnish owner Paulig is investing another 45 million euros in a new production hall for tortilla wraps, among other things.
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The landscape of European purchasing alliances is shaken up once again: German chain Edeka joins forces with colleagues Biedronka, ICA, Jerónimo Martins, Magnit, Migros and Picnic to negotiate conditions with brand manufacturers.
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In the first six months of the year, Belgian water bottler Spadel has generated significantly more profit than in the same period last year. This is due to a better product mix, because turnover growth was a lot smaller.
American meal delivery company DoorDash will not be investing in Gorillas after all. The two parties could not agree on the strategy the Berlin-based flash courier service should adopt in the United States.
In most countries, discounters are gaining market share, but not everywhere: the model also has weaknesses. Therefore, discounters are innovating with new store concepts - including convenience stores - and taking steps in digitalisation.
Amazon is reportedly planning to open some 'department store-like' stores in the United States. The e-commerce company hopes to expand its reach in selling clothing, household goods, electronics and more.
Russian discounter Mere has opened its first British store in Preston, in Northern England. Next month, the chain plans to expand to Belgium as well.
After a very successful first half of the year, Carlsberg has seen a solid increase in the sales of speciality and non-alcoholic beers. The Danish brewer is optimistic and will be investing further in e-commerce.
Czech online food retailer Rohlik Group has entered the German market under the name Knuspr.de, starting in Munich. With its disruptive business model, the retailer wants to conquer not only Germany but also the rest of Europe.
Even though Belgian chocolate maker Neuhaus is suffering from the Covid crisis, it continues to have faith in the future and is opening new stores.
At about half the price than in neighbouring countries, and even cheaper than mineral water: what is going on with the price of milk in Belgium?
In the second quarter, Walmart posted better results than expected in the United States. The retailer adjusted its revenue forecast for the full year upwards, despite a slowdown in online growth.
Despite a substantial increase in sales, Just Eat Takeaway has suffered a loss of nearly half a billion euros in the first six months of 2021.
Over the first six months of the year, Lotus Bakeries' turnover and profits have once again risen sharply. CEO Jan Boone sees enormous growth potential for the years ahead.
The new IPCC climate report once again makes it crystal clear that companies must do more to combat global warming. Ahold Delhaize Chairman Frans Muller agrees, but he advocates evolution rather than revolution: "It will take time."
Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt thinks it has finally found the winning formula to become successful in France. The retailer is trying to do so as a local convenience store, without the lowest price guarantee. "Retail is about details. What works in one country, is not necessarily appreciated in another."