Published in DIY on 07-03-2014
Belgian interior design chain Heytens hopes to grow through franchising: currently it only has 18 franchise stores in a total of 130. To get more franchise stores, it will join two franchise fairs.
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British DIY group Kingfisher has appointed Jean-Jacques Van Oosten as its new Chief Customer & Digital Officer. The Belgian had already been Group IT Director at Kingfisher between 2005 and 2008, before finding his way to several other big names in retail.
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The shareholders of DIY group Kingfisher (which includes such chains as B&Q and Brico Dépôt) are protesting the severance payment of departing CEO Véronique Laury, who would be receiving 552,000 pounds (610,000 euros).
Intergamma, parent company of Gamma and Karwei, has been summoned to appear before the Enterprise Division this Thursday. The conflict between Intergamma and BG Retail has been going on for nearly two years.