As of 1 February, C&A will have a new Managing Director Germany as Eric Andrew Brenninkmeijer takes the baton from Jean-Marie Malbranke. This puts in motion a series of musical chairs, with its influence on the Benelux.
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Beter Bed seems to be doing better again now that the company is rid of its German subsidiary Matratzen Concord. In the fourth quarter, organic sales from continuing operations increased by 4.7%.
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French Fnac Darty has significantly increased its turnover in the third quarter, as online sales and turnover in the Benelux grew sharply.
(content provided by EuroCommerce) Speaking to mark the launch of the Benelux study on territorial supply constraints, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren argued for the EU to act on big brands’ fragmentation of the European market.
Dutch Franchise Friendly Concepts’ Délifrance Benelux acquisition is in full swing. The franchise organization will obtain the French sandwich chain’s Benelux master franchisee on 1 April.
Shoe brand Skechers has plans to open fifteen Benelux stores. It already has stores in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Wijnegem and an outlet store in Roermond, but it intends to expand in the next few years.
Belgian and Dutch retailers miss out major opportunities if they are not active in each other's country: a unified Benelux market would generate an additional 23 billion euro in turnover and create up to 95,000 new jobs in the retail sector.
Björn Borg has acquired Baseline Group, its Dutch and Belgian distributor, which is an important step in the Swedish company's "quickened vertical integration. This fits the strategy to have closer connections with the consumer and retailer".
The Prime Ministers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have signed a digital declaration, signaling their intent on creating a unified eCommerce market across the three nations.
Computer manufacturer Acer has appointed Bart Janssen as its new country manager for Benelux, succeeding Marc Pauly. Previously, he was the company's product business unit head for the Benelux.