IKEA law part of regional jurisdiction after reform

IKEA law part of regional jurisdiction after reform

The sixth state reform has pushed quite a few areas of jurisdiction into the hands of the regional governments, among which the infamous IKEA law.

Now that the regional governments can decide the location of retail activity, things may change quite a bit. Both Unizo and Comeos have differing opinions on how Flanders should handle its new capabilities.

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Hema will open stores in Middle-East

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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.

Metro Group is happy with first quarter

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Carrefour buys stake in Showroomprivé

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Europe wants to tax plastic bags

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After several member states had already implemented legislation to lower the use of plastic bags, the European Union is now considering an overall plastic bag tax.

Amazon builds new warehouse near Belgian and Dutch border

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Hans Anders appoints omnichannel director

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Optician chain Hans Anders appointed Bram Bruijns as its omnichannel director, a new position within the group. He will take charge of Hans Anders’ omnichannel activities across every market.

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