Sligro has demanded that North Brabant pulls out of its planned contribution to the development of a Jumbo mega supermarket. It considers to be unlawful.
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French luxury goods manufacturer Hermès has had an excellent first half of 2014 with 1.097 billion euro in sales, 8 % higher than in the same period last year. Excluding exchange rate fluctuations, it would have even reached 12 %.
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British supermarket chain Tesco has decided to build 4,000 houses at 310 locations destined for supermarkets, as it claims it does not need as much space.
Gelderland is trying to halt the planned arrival of an outlet in Zevenaar, as it fears the outlet will damage local retailers.
British sports chain Sports Direct has managed to grow its turnover 23.8 % in the past fiscal year, reaching 2.706 billion pounds (3.4 billion euro). Gross profit grew 15.6 % to 239.5 million pounds (or 303 million euro).
Free Record Shop will return, as part of the Boekenvoordeel stores. Its product range will become a shop-in-shop in nearly every Boekenvoordeel store.
Op=Op Voordeelshop aims to get another 50 new stores by the end of next year, with 15 as this year's target and some 40 in 2015.
British baby store chain Mothercare has appointed interim CEO Mark Newton-Jones as its new CEO, a position he will be given officially on 17 July.
German department store chain Karstadt will apparently get a new owner soon as its current owner, Nicolas Berggruen, is thinking about selling his 70% share.
The Court of Justice of the European Communities has deemed that Apple's store design in its European flagship stores can be registered as a brand, something Apple had already done in the United States.
The Court of Justice of the European Communities has told Belgium that its market practice law are too strict as member states cannot be stricter than European regulations state.
American Walmart has regained the number one spot in the Global 500 list of largest companies, after relinquishing that position to Royal Dutch Shell last year.
Danish Flying Tiger aims to expand its Dutch presence to 40 stores and is therefore on the lookout for appropriate store locations, with A1 locations and atypical store locations as a main target.
Marks & Spencer has experienced a twelfth consecutive turnover drop in its non-food branch. Luckily, it managed a turnover growth in its food branch, with a 2.3 % turnover growth in total.
Superunie will pay certain suppliers faster and will create a new platform to facilitate these changes, which will allow suppliers to choose when to receive payment.
2theloo and Shell have signed a new arrangement which will lead to the worldwide implementation of 2theloo toilets in Shell gas stations. Both parties have worked together in the Netherlands and Hungary since 2011.