Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo will adapt its product range for the Belgian market, but also plans to bring Belgian products to the Netherlands. Both countries should profit from our expansion into Belgium, says CEO Frits Van Eerd.
In order to further reduce its debts, French retail group Casino is selling six Géant hypermarkets and quite some real estate.
The award-winning book, written by RetailDetail's very own Jorg Snoeck and Pauline Neerman, continues its conquest. Following the successes of the Dutch, English and French version, there is now also a translation in Chinese.
Zalando may have found a new trick to limit the number of returns: an oversized tag should prevent people from wearing the clothes and then sending them back. Returns will only be accepted if the tag is still attached.
Vente-Unique, a discount platform for furniture, saw its turnover rise 14 %last year. It is the seventh time in a row they manage a double figure growth.
Irish fashion discounter Primark has seen its turnover grow 4 % in the fourth quarter as Christmas sales went surprisingly well.
Driverless 'supermarket cars' will start bringing groceries at home for American Ahold Delhaize subsidiary Stop & Shop. The proximity chain will be sending out mini-supermarkets on wheels around Boston.
With the departure of both River Island and New Look from the Meir, the future for Antwerp's main shopping street may look bleak. But the retailers aim to strike back: the shopping street of the future will offer more than just shops.
After the departure of River Island, New Look is the latest fashion chain to leave Belgium. The British company has filed for bankruptcy for its Belgian activities. New Look only has six stores left in the country.
In order to safeguard our health and the planet's future, our eating patterns need to change drastically. New scientific advice makes a case for the limitation of using animal products once more.
H&M is pulling the plug on Nyden, a Los Angeles-based subsidiary brand that was created to appeal to young people by working with influencers and celebrities. The brand barely lasted for a year. Meanwhile, the group is investing in innovative store concepts.
German fashion chain Bonprix (a subsidiary of Otto Group) is opening an innovative test store on 14 February. The store, located in Hamburg, will allow customers to shop through an app - showing how digital shopping works in practice.
Belgian handbag brand Delvaux is opening a first American store on the famous Fifth Avenue in New York. The boutique, in a 1927 building, overlooks Central Park and allows Americans to discover the "oldest luxury leather house in the world".
Amazon is fighting back against the reproaches they received concerning the destruction of millions of unsold goods. The French VAT regulation forces them and their suppliers to destroy the items, the company says.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is homing in on e-commerce: the chain partners with its online sibling Bol.com and makes it possible for affiliated entrepreneurs to offer their own webshop.
After a week of protests, clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh have agreed to increase the wages of their employees. This was announced by the Bangladeshi Commerce Minister, who is appealing to the workers to return to their jobs after the intense period of protests. Except for at least a few hundred that is, who have been sacked for going on strike.
Hvisk, a brand that sells purses and accessories, has its eye on the Benelux. The colourful Danish brand wants to expand further into Europe and is working on that in Belgium, with the Netherlands to follow.
British fashion chain River Island River Island has announced it will close all its stores in Belgium and the Netherlands. All the stores would already close their doors this spring.
Ahold Delhaize has employed 500 robots in the United States: in its Giant, Martin’s and Stop & Shop stores, a robot by the name of Marty will be checking the floors to see if there is a fall hazard. Marty will also be scanning the store shelves for erroneous price tags and sold-out products.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn will not leave Belgium, but rather double its number of stores. After the merger with Belgian chain Delhaize there was speculation that owner Ahold Delhaize would choose between its two chains, but instead they will both expand heavily in Belgium.