Lidl will open a new store in the centre of Antwerp, near the Central Station, with a slightly new concept focused on inner-city environments. The new concept will focus on fresh products, like fruit, vegetables, fruit and freshly-baked bread.
Lidl brings city concept to Antwerp
Swedish H&M has opened a web shop on Chinese platform Tmall. The company has been through a difficult year with a turnover drop, and the cooperation with Alibaba's platform is a first step following its new strategy that focuses more on online sales.
Fashion company Guess has managed to boost its turnover in 2017, but it did suffer a near 8 million dollar loss compared to the nearly 25 million dollar profit from 2016.
C&A has introduced its webshop to another eleven countries, instantly more than doubling the range of its online activities. Denmark, Finland, Greece and Sweden are completely new markets, where the chain doesn't have physical stores yet.
Fashion chain Esprit will get a new CEO: Jose Manuel Martínez will leave the company and pass on the baton to Anders Kristiansen. New Look’s former CEO has to bring growth to Esprit, particularly through ambitious plans for China.
After eleven years as Dior Homme’s Chief Creative Officer, Belgian Kris Van Assche is to leave the fashion label to find new challenges. British designer Kim Jones will replace him.
Suitcase brand Rimowa, part of luxury group LVMH since 2016, has stopped all of its dealer contracts. It wants to initiate a new procedure soon and only a fraction of the current dealers will get a new contract.