Belgian and Dutch corrugated cardboard industry join forces

Belgian and Dutch corrugated cardboard industry join forces

The Belgian and Dutch corrugated cardboard industry have joined forces to become the Corrugated Benelux Association with a main office in Brussels.

Independent organizations cease to exist

President of the association will be Belgian Paul Bissens, assistend by the Dutch vice-president Joost Simons. With the arrival of the Corrugated Benelux Association, the Belgian and Dutch organizations (Belgische Vereniging van Golfkartonfabrikanten and Nederlandse Vereniging Golfkarton) will cease to exist. Toon Schrijver, who has been in charge of Vereniging Golfkarton for more than 22 years, will retire on 1 April.

 

For legal reasons, the Stichting Golfkarton, with Peter van Ostaijen as its new director since 1 January 2016, was founded to make sure the Dutch participation in the association is enabled.  He has plenty of experience with several organizations within this branch. On top of his position at Stichting Golfkarton, he is also the new association's secretary, alongside Belgian Lieve vanlierde.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Amazon almost ready to launch first cashierless Go

20/11/2017

According to certain sources, Amazon is currently hiring construction managers and marketers for its Amazon Go team. This move may suggest that the cashierless supermarket concept may be ready for prime time – for real this time.

Turnover for 100 largest web shops in Belgium grows 13.5 %

16/11/2017

Turnover for the top 100 web shops in Belgium grew 13.5 % from 3.7 to 4.2 billion euro. Digital sales for food items and household products have increased considerably.

Barbie rejects G.I. Joe & co (for now?)

16/11/2017

Toy giant Mattel has allegedly turned down competitor Hasbro’s bid, according to press agency Reuters’ anonymous sources close to the deal. It is still unclear what the repercussions would be.

Henkel increases full-year turnover forecast

15/11/2017

For the first time ever, Henkel will pass the fifteen billion euro turnover milestone for the first nine months of the year. The company will also increase its turnover and profit forecast on the back of these excellent performances.

Singles' Day alters the global retail calendar, even here

14/11/2017

Move aside Christmas turnover, Singles’ Day is the world’s largest shopping holiday – by far. Alibaba generated a 22 billion euro turnover in a single day and even Bol.com took advantage of the day. Are we heading to a new retail calendar?

Avoid long waiting lines at cash registers thanks to Google Maps?

13/11/2017

Google will add a new option to its Maps app on 23 November: users will then be able to assess how much time they will lose at the cash register.

Back to top