This week in Benelux retail: Wehkamp closes Belgian webshop

This week in Benelux retail: Wehkamp closes Belgian webshop
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What happened this week in retail in the Benelux? Wehkamp closed its Belgian webshop, AB InBev is using Uber to deliver beer to customers, Jumbo achieves a 7 % turnover growth and Media Markt takes over Makro's electronics department. And much more.

Major Benelux news

  • Wehkamp closes Belgian web shop (6 Jan) NL
  • Uber and AB InBev combine to deliver beer to customers (5 Jan) NL/FR
  • "New Brussels shopping centre can't keep up with city centre in sales period" (4 Jan) NL/FR 
  • Supermarkets restart war for market share after holiday period (3 Jan) NL
  • After stores' bankruptcy, Neckermann.com returns to online only (3 Jan) NL/FR
  • Media Markt takes over Makro's electronics department (2 Jan) NL/FR

 

Financial results

  • Jumbo sees turnover grow 7%, aims for more with restaurants, city stores and food market (3 Jan) NL
  • Wehkamp suffers heavy loss due to new logistic centre (6 Jan) NL
  • Sligro Food Group raises turnover, despite disappointing supermarket sales (4 Jan) NL
  • Dutch Coop sees turnover grow 3.3 % despite shorter financial year (3 Jan) NL
  • Plus supermarkten achieves 3.7% turnover growth (2 Jan) NL

 

New concepts

  • After success of first Antwerp food market, a second one is to follow soon (3 Jan) NL/FR
  • Dutch bedroom web shop Lusanna launches two physical stores (4 Jan) NL
  • Delhaize franchiser launches fitness concept next door (2 Jan) NL/FR

 

Takeovers

  • Jumbo's La Place aquires former Ahold chain AC Restaurants (2 Jan) NL

 

Changes at the top

  • Dutch eCommerce organisation Thuiswinkel.org aims to appoint Paul Nijhof new president (3 Jan) NL

 

Bankruptcies

  • None!

 

And also

  • Hornbach expands Dutch web shop range (5 Jan) NL
  • Investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co lets Ahold Delhaize topple Carrefour from favourites' list (5 Jan) NL/FR
  • Dutch online supermarket Picnic expands to four new cities (5 Jan) NL
  • Belgian 'diaper king' lands in US (5 Jan) NL/FR
  • Delhaize opens new store in tent (6 Jan) NL
  • Belgian vegetable producer fights pesticides with drones and robots (6 Jan) NL
  • Dutch Willem en Drees stops deliveries to supermarkets (5 Jan) NL
  • Bol.com needs to expand logistic centre, even before building is complete (3 Jan) NL
  • Belgian bakery chain Lieven aims for quick expansion through franchising (5 Jan) NL
  • Dutch car sales take a nose dive (4 Jan) NL
  • Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt closes ties with Food banks (5 Jan) NL/FR
  • Dochter van de Korenaar opens new brewery at Belgian-Dutch border (5 Jan) NL