Belgian fashion chain JBC will start selling "scarves of hope" to help the battle against tuberculosis. The company says it produces some of the countries that suffer most from the disease, and wants to give something back through the sale. Tuberculosis is the biggest cause of death of all infection diseases, which is why the Damiaanactie wants to get more people treatments.
JBC supports Damiaanactie with "Scarves of hope"
Nestlé announced that Michel Mersch will become Nestlé Belgilux’ new CEO. He will succeed Alexander von Maillot, who will transfer back to the Swiss main office.
French liquor group Rémy Cointreau had an excellent third quarter. Its more expensive bottles of cognac were very popular, especially in China, Japan and Singapore.
According to a new Kantar Worldpanel report, online grocery sales grew 30 %, in stark contrast with the overall 1.3 % increase. Online sales now contribute 4.6 % to the overall FMCG sales, but that will grow to 10 % (145 billion euro) by 2025.
Nestlé is allegedly interested in a Hain Celestial acquisition. The food company manufactures organic and vegetarian food and is currently valued at about 3.5 billion euro.
Scotland is the first in the world to finally enforce a minimum price for alcohol. The law as approved in 2012, but whisky distillers managed to block the legislation up until now.
The European Commission approved new legislation to simplify organic agriculture in Europe. It will be enacted in July 2020. There was no agreement among Belgian politicians, which is why Belgium abstained.