The Brussels-Capital Region wants to adapt the south-eastern part of its inner ring road from a highway into a boulevard with the grandeur of the Champs-Elysées. Cars are largely banned, the winners are pedestrians, cyclists and trees.
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Belgian start-up Cowboy has set its sights on Europe: the opening of an experience store in Brussels is the prelude to an international expansion with the Netherlands, France and Germany as its first targets.
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Furniture chain Ikea wants to open a small city store in Brussels city centre, Ingka Group CEO Jesper Brodin says. However, the retailer wants to test first which concepts would work best in such a store.
Delhaize Fresh Atelier, the newest convenience store concept by Delhaize, will allow customers to scan their purchases and pay with their phones without passing by a register. The option is already available in the store in Galerij Ravenstein in Brussels.
Telecom operator Orange has opened a Brussels flagship store according to a new store concept, that should boost the newcomer's brand awareness in Belgium. The store in Brussels' most fancy shopping street also wants to strengthen the relationship with the customers.
British sandwich chain Pret a Manger is to open its first two Belgian restaurants in August. Locations of choice are two railway stations in Brussels: Central and South.
French retailer Casino has opened a second Belgian Franprix store in Brussels. It is a small convenience store with a limited 'on the go' product range.
At the beginning of next year H&M subsidiary Monki plans to open a new concept store in Brussels: after Ghent and Antwerp it will be the Scandinavian chain's third store in Belgium.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has unveiled a new store concept with an innovative mix of fresh meal solutions, 'on the go' shopping and city pick-up points for online shopping. The chain hopes to open 200 of such stores in the next three years.
Belgian organic chain Sequoia celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with the opening of its eighth store in the Brussels area and the promise of more to come.
French kids fashion chain Tape à l’oeil has opened its first store in the centre of Brussels, that should build brand awareness among Dutch speaking Belgians.
Standaard Boekhandel, a leading Belgian book store chain, has opened a store in the new pedestrian area in the centre of Brussels. Aiming for an international public, the store offers an above average range of French and English books.
Färm, a bio store chain from Brussels, is supporting a planned expansion with a crowd funding campaign. The chain aims to open its biggest store so far in the North of the European capital, extending its services with a bakery in the store.
French retail group Casino means business with its Franprix brand in Brussels, because it is planning for a second location, with several franchisees who have presented themselves.
French supermarket group Casino will take its first steps in Belgium, after having opened a first Franprix convenience store in Brussels. It will be a trial to test the Belgian waters.
Chinese Alibaba is looking whether it will open an Ant Financial store in Brussels, but it has not taken a final decision just yet. Its subsidiary is focused on financial products, like Alipay.