Casa International gets new owners. The Blokker family is selling the chain to the current management and to Globitas, an investment company specialised in the relaunch of companies in difficulty. Financial details will not be disclosed.
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Casa International, owned by the Blokker family, has sold its only three-year-old distribution centre in Olen. The retail chain is suffering heavily from the corona crisis.
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After creditors had previously agreed to the reorganisation plan of decoration chain Casa International, the Commercial Court has now also given its approval.
Belgian interior chain Casa International, active in eight countries, has applied for protection against creditors as the corona crisis has wiped out turnover. However, no store closures or redundancies are planned for the time being.
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Intermarché wants to further strengthen its position in Belgium, both through new stores and through the expansion of existing stores. With the new Intermarché Express brand, the musketeers are aiming at the city centres.
Belgian chain Casa has opened a new store in Olen Shopping Park, deliberately close to the new headquarters, which also features a new store concept.
Belgian decoration chain Casa has launched a new web shop, that expands from mere click & collect to home delivery. From now on, the Dutch as well can order their furniture for home and garden online.
The end seems near for Dutch store chain and holding Blokker, after group CEO Casper Meijer and CEO for Belgium and Luxembourg Bernd Bosch announced their departure. Meijer will stay on till June, while Bosch has quit with immediate effect.
Interior design store chain CASA continues the rollout of its “click & collect” web shops. It already implemented this new formula in Belgium, France and Luxembourg, but will now tackle Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.
A new distribution center for Belgian store chain Casa is also the launch of its new strategy Casa 20.20, designed to help the chain grow once more.