Ikea is trialling a project to recycle down and feather fillings in Belgium. The initiative fits within the broader sustainability strategy of the home furnishing chain.
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French express courier Cajoo wants to expand into other European countries from next year, with one of the options being Belgium. Some of the capital and expertise needed for this expansion comes from Carrefour, which recently became a minority shareholder,
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Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has grown strongly over the past six months, and is on track to achieve an annual turnover exceeding ten billion euros for the first time in its 100-year history.
Swedish fashion giant H&M has expanded its second-hand platform Sellpy to no fewer than twenty new markets - including Belgium. It is a huge leap forward from the four markets that Sellby sold to until now.
The Covid-19 crisis has, rather counter-intuitively, hit the total Belgian e-commerce market hard last year. While more Belgians found their way to online shops, their purchases were smaller, reducing total turnover by 10 %.
Brexit is making itself felt on both sides of the Channel. In January, trade to and from the United Kingdom was severely knocked back. The food industry, in particular, took quite a hit.
The Swedish delivery start-up Budbee is coming to Belgium soon. Matthias Pletinckx will become the country manager.
The plan of Albert Heijn and Selecta to jointly open unstaffed stores in offices is taking shape. The first to-go stores will open soon in the Netherlands. The same concept is also coming to Belgium.
Half-empty shelves and scarcity of fish: barely two weeks after Brexit came into force, the chaos has arrived. A (non-exhaustive) overview.
Signature Foods has a new owner: British investment company Pamplona Capital acquires the Dutch salad manufacturer from IK Investment Partners.
(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.