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.
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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.
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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.
Dutch Hema has opened its first Belgian flagship store in Brussels, based on its international store formula. It will open a similar store in Antwerp by the end of the week.
Prada opened its first Belgian boutique in Brussels. The nearly 400 sqm store will display the brand’s ready-to-wear collections for both men and women. The luxury brand’s accessories and leatherwear will also be available in the store in the Waterloolaan.
Berlin-based sneaker pioneer Solebox opened a store in the Anspachlaan in Brussels last Saturday. The exclusive sneakers are now being sold in a former bank location, the fifth European store in the chain.
On Friday 15 September, H&M Group’s new store formula opens its doors on the Guldenvlieslaan in Brussels. The press got a sneak preview and discovered a surprising mixture of fashion, interior design and food.
Pharmasimple, an online pharmacy founded in Brussels seven years ago, experienced a 66.2 % turnover growth to 11.3 million euro in 2016. However, it has lofty ambitions, targeting a 100 million euro turnover in the next five years.
International brands use major Benelux cities as an important stepping stone in their European expansion strategy, a new study says. Many major brands schedule openings in the Benelux immediately after hubs like Paris and London, mainly thanks to its central location.
Belgian breweries 3 Fonteinen (from Beersel) and Cantillon (from Anderlecht) aim to stop any lambic beer speculation, as these beers are often resold at extortionate prices.
Bio c’Bon, the French bio store chain, will open its first Belgian store in Brussels this Saturday. It will be the chain's 97th store and another step towards the company's goal to bring biological food closer to everyone's reach.
Alibaba aims to open a physical base in Brussels to bring Belgian manufacturers in contact with Chinese consumers. The remarkable fact is that about 100 Belgian citizens will get a specific education for it in China.