This week in Benelux retail: Ahold Delhaize counters Belgian decrease with Dutch growth

This week in Benelux retail: Ahold Delhaize counters Belgian decrease with Dutch growth

The main stories in the Benelux retail sector were financial results for Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour. Moreover, Hema has decided to apply its international format in its Dutch home market as well, and AB InBev has signed a deal with the world's largest beer terminal.

Major Benelux news

  • Growth in the Netherlands, a small decrease in Belgium for Ahold Delhaize (19 Jan) NL/FR
  • Belgium helps Carrefour to fifth consecutive growth year  (19 Jan) NL/FR
  • "Dark clouds loom over supermarket chain Cora" (19 Jan) NL/FR
  • After 'inverse takeover', R&S Retail takes FNG's name and CEO (19 Jan) NL/FR
  • AB InBev aims to double world's largest beer terminal in size by 2019 (18 Jan) NL/FR
  • Dutch shoe chain vanHaren expands to Belgium (17 Jan) NL/FR

 

New concepts

  • Hema adopts its international format also in Benelux stores (19 Jan) NL/FR

 

Changes at the top

  • Karl Cardoen quits after 45 years in charge of eponymous 'car supermarket' (19 Jan) NL/FR
  • CEO Men at work quits after 15 years (17 Jan) NL

 

And also

  • Brussels shopping centre Westland reopens partly after ceiling collapse (20 Jan) NL
  • Vente-exclusive.com starts cooperation with Delhaize web shop (20 Jan) NL/FR
  • Adverse weather causes vegetable shortage (18 Jan) NL/FR
  • Jumbo opens 300th pick-up point, reopens nine stores (16 Jan) NL
  • Pure players grow faster than omnichannel chains in the Netherlands (18 Jan) NL
  • Dutch chain C&A to close 23 Spanish stores (20 Jan) NL
  • Beter Bed sees its turnover rise by 50% (20 Jan) NL
  • Retailers in Mechelen unite in new organisation (20 Jan) NL
  • Struik Foods closes Antwerp factory, 92 laid off (19 Jan) NL
  • D'Ieteren to start using car rental platform Drivy (19 Jan) NL/FR
  • Strike erupts at Eram following 70 redundancies (16 Jan) NL/FR
  • Specsavers speeds up Dutch expansion (17 Jan) NL
  • Wijnegem Shopping Center welcomes 200 millionth visitor (16 Jan) NL/FR
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