This week in Benelux retail: this is what a Lidl of the future looks like

This week in Benelux retail: this is what a Lidl of the future looks like

As a part of RetailDetail's continued efforts to offer the world a view into the retail sector in the Benelux, we proudly present an English language summary of this week's retail news in the Benelux. Where available, the summary links to full English language articles; otherwise there will be (NL) links for Dutch versions and (FR) for French versions.

Major Benelux retail news

 

Changes at the top

  • Mimi Lamote is Mayerline's new CEO NL/FR (15 Dec)
  • JLL appoints new directors for Belgium and Luxembourg NL (15 Dec)
  • Dutch comparison site Independer changes board NL (14 Dec)
  • Drees new director at Dutch Willem&Drees, while Willem quits: NL (13 Dec)

 

Takeovers

  • Dutch children's fashion brand Noppies acquires IMPS&ELFS: NL (15 Dec)
  • Carglass acquires car repair chain CARe carrosserie België: NL/FR (15 Dec)
  • Philips has to give away lighting division for bargain price: NL/FR (12 Dec)

 

Bankruptcies

  • One in four Dutch web shops don't survive second year NL (16 Dec)
  • Dutch fashion chain MS Mode not allowed to continue in France NL/FR (15 Dec)
  • Final curtain for Dutch fashion chain Hier Mode: NL (14 Dec)

 

And also

  • 18 years later, still no green light for retail park Mozaïk in Mouscron: NL/FR (15 Dec)
  • University: "no difference in taste between A-brands and private labels" NL (13 Dec)
  • Belgian meal ordering platform one2three receives 500,000 euro from Brussels institute: NL (14 Dec)
  • Kate Moss is the new face of Dutch fashion brand NIKKIE: NL (14 Dec)
  • Belgian cooperative chain of bio stores Färm to expand to sixteen stores by 2019: NL/FR (14 Dec)
  • "Heineken deliberately underestimates number of problematic drinkers", clinic director says: NL (15 Dec)
  • Belgian cosmetics producer Codibel receives loan to invest in sustainable cosmetics NL/FR (14 Dec)
  • Samsung wins court case against cheap ink cartridge seller 123inkt: NL (12 Dec)
  • Label with nutritional values now mandatory in Belgium: NL/FR (13 Dec)
  • Deliveroo expands from only restaurant meals to also delivering meal kits NL/FR (13 Dec)
  • Consumers barely buy things at social organisations, Dutch report says: NL (13 Dec)
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