Jumbo opens Belgian HQ near Antwerp

Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo is opening a Belgian head office in Brasschaat, near Antwerp. The retailer is leasing 530 sqm of office space in preparation for its Belgian expansion.

 

Team of two dozen

Jumbo is moving into its new Belgian headquarters at Ruiterijschool 14, local blog Made In Antwerp reports based on information provided by real estate adviser EPMC, who has negotiated the transaction. The Dutch discounter has signed a lease for 9 years. Initially the place will house a team of 20 to 25 people, who will prepare the launch of the Dutch chain on the Belgian market.

 

Jumbo is said to have chosen Brasschaat because of its central location and the easy connection between Belgium and the Netherlands. Rebuilding work “to give the office the Jumbo look” will, according to EPMC, begin shortly.