Labour unions are not happy with the fact that Fnac has let 25 (of its 600) Belgian employees go. Ghent has to let go 9 people, with Brussels, Liège and Antwerp also stricken. Fnac hopes to get the chain back up to speed in Belgium, after it has already succeeded in doing so in France.
Fnac cuts 25 Belgian jobs
(Content provided by EuroCommerce) The retail and wholesale sector sees the publication of the EU Plastics Strategy as a welcome step towards a more circular economy, which it hopes will transform the way plastics are produced, used and discarded.
Belgian LensGroup, which owns lens web shop LensOnline, has acquired two German competitors.The entry on the German market means the company is now active in five European countries.
Which retailer will succeed Juttu in 2018 as the winner of the bpost Omnichannel Award? Candidates can now register, the award will be presented during the RetailDetail Omnichannel Congress on 1 March.
British frozen food chain Iceland will be the first supermarket chain to cut all plastic packages from its private labels. By 2023, each of its 1,400 private label products will have more sustainable packaging, like cardboard and paper, alternatives to plastic.
Hema will head outside of Europe for the first time ever: it will open three stores in Dubai later this year. In the next five years, the Dutch chain aims to open a sizeable number of Middle-Eastern stores.
German Metro Group is happy with its first quarter results. Turnover, after exchange rate fluctuations, has only grown 0.2 %, but there was a 0.8 % like-for-like turnover increase.