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Blokker changes store formulas after bad year

Blokker changes store formulas after bad year

Dutch retail group Blokker Holding will make substantial changes to its formats after both the group's turnover and its profits decreased by 5 percent. The changes affect Blokker and Leen Bakker, the successfully updated Xenos chain will be expanded.

Mimicking Lidl in search for growth

Blokker Group's eponymous chain will pilot a couple of stores by August, to test a new concept. The company however remains silent about what the changes will be.


The group's non-food discounter Big Bazaar, which had recently adopted a new concept, will be expanded in an attempt to block the enormous progress of its competitor Action. Newly appointed director Roland van Geest claims to have been inspired by the success of reborn Lidl.

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Online furniture shop has attracted 45 million euro in a new investment round, which will be used to strengthen its position in current markets and to expand to new European markets. 

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Maisons du Monde surpasses 1 billion euro in turnover and targets UK


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Ikea shows its store of the future


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New leadership for Blokker Holding


On 6 February, Abel Slippens stepped down as chairman and member of the Board of Commissioners for Blokker Holding. Michiel Witteveen, who has plenty of retail experience, has succeeded him.

Ikea considers vegan customers


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