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"
In the intense struggle for the customers' favour, Carrefour Belgium has presented a new service - featuring personal shoppers, delivery within 90 minutes and an app that can be expanded into a market place.
Commercialization of laboratory cultured meat is coming closer. Pioneer Mosa Meat has raised 7.5 million euros for the construction of a factory that will bring an affordable product to the market within three years.
Despite the multitude of stores in most European markets, discounters plan to open up to ten million square metres of store surface in five years' time. Even in so-called saturated markets they still see a lot of chances for growth, LZ Retailytics says.
Vegetable producer Greenyard is under attack after a listeria contamination in its Hungarian factory. The company says to have taken all necessary measures, but the share price plummets.
American coffee company Starbucks will ban plastic straws in their stores starting from 2020. A small step for coffee enthusiasts, but a big step for the environment, as the coffee giant uses about a billion straws every year.
In order to counter the decline of their success on the Russian market, Belgian beer giant AB InBev has placed its activities in Russia in a joint venture with Turkish Anadolu Efes.