Half-empty shelves and scarcity of fish: barely two weeks after Brexit came into force, the chaos has arrived. A (non-exhaustive) overview.
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Signature Foods has a new owner: British investment company Pamplona Capital acquires the Dutch salad manufacturer from IK Investment Partners.
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(Update) Germany will be back in lockdown from Wednesday, with closed stores, schools and cultural institutions. The Netherlands are following this example starting midnight. What is Belgium doing?
Mondial Relay, a company distributing parcels through pick-up points, strengthens its position in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain. The company will also start operating in Portugal.
Three years after leaving the Belgian market, the interior chain Habitat is back in the country. At first only with an online shop, it is also expected to reopen physical stores there soon.
China is the world's most important producer of textiles, toys and electronics, but its production has almost completely halted due to the coronavirus. If that crisis continues, Belgian companies too may suffer from logistic problems and empty shelves may start to occur.
Charlie Temple, a Dutch online optician belonging to the GrandVision group, is expanding to two more markets: Austria and Belgium.
Today sees the start of the Belgian Deliveroo trial, regarding the status of couriers, some of whom are still self-employed. The CEO of the delivery company's Belgian branch has threatened to end his activities.
Belgian Deliveroo customers can, as of now, order their meals and pick them up at seventy restaurants in Brussels. If this trial is successful, the project will most likely be expanded to other cities as well.
According to initial estimates, American consumers have spent around 9.4 billion dollars (8.5 billion euros) on online purchases on Cyber Monday. That day has now broken the Black Friday record and becomes be the second biggest bargain day of the year.
Avail, a new social e-commerce platform, was launched today to bring together emerging fashion brands and fashion lovers. It is an initiative of entrepreneur Wouter Torfs and the Belgian venture capital fund 9.5 Ventures.
During the first half of the year, e-commerce in Belgium grew by 7% compared to the same period last year. This is illustrated by figures from BeCommerce Market Monitor.
Ahold Delhaize, in cooperation with Hanshow Technology, is to equip all of its European stores with electronic shelf-edge labelling. Both companies also want to develop new digital 'in-store' services and explore possibilities together.
The Ikea store in Eindhoven is testing the consequences of not letting people pay in cash any more. If successful, the test may be expanded to other Dutch stores too.
Meal box delivery company Deliveroo has seen its Belgian turnover go up 16 % last year, to 16.8 million euros, and hopes to reach profitability in the next few years.
Fashion brand McGregor will be returning to the streets in Belgium and the Netherlands. The label is about to open six stores in the two countries in the coming autumn.