Zalando has expanded its second-hand webshop Zircle to Scandinavia. Customers in Sweden and Denmark can now also buy second-hand fashion items through the online platform.
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The Scandinavian design brand Ferm Living changes hands: Belgian investment group Vendis Capital sells its majority stake to Maj Invest Equity. The label had been in Belgian hands for five years.
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Too Good to Go, a Danish app that fights food waste, can now call itself a "Certified B Corporation". The Danish company is also expanding to the United States, taking its first steps outside Europe.
Dutch shoe chain Omoda is to open a Danish web shop before the end of the year, expanding to Finland, Norway and Sweden in 2020.
Scandinavian furniture retailer Jysk is continuing its expansion and reached a new record turnover last year. Over the coming year, the company intends to continue to invest and work on the integration of its sister company, Dänisches Bettenlager.
Danish toy manufacturer Lego keeps on growing, as a deal with Marvel and its superheroes proves very profitable. Chinese expansion is in full swing too and the first Dutch store opens next month, but Indian customers will have to wait a bit longer.
After opening a first Belgian store in Antwerp last year, Danish fashion label Samsøe & Samsøe now heads to Brussels for a second Belgian store.
Danish home decoration store chain Jysk has announced some ambitious targets during the celebrations of its fortieth anniversary. The chain wants to more than double its number of stores to 5,000 and start a worldwide expansion.
The Carlsberg group is doing well everywhere, except in the United Kingdom: the Danish brewery has now started a remarkable advertising campaign to win back the British consumer.
After a turnover decrease in 2017, Danish toy manufacturer Lego saw its turnover and its profit improve once more in 2018, thanks to a double-digit growth in China.
Hvisk, a brand that sells purses and accessories, has its eye on the Benelux. The colourful Danish brand wants to expand further into Europe and is working on that in Belgium, with the Netherlands to follow.
Department stores shouldn’t be afraid of the digital world, they should embrace it. At the same time, it is all about maintaining the right focus: luxury, emotion, entertainment and service are more important than price.
Danish furniture chain JYSK continues its growth with a turnover of 3.6 billion euros in its financial year 2017-2018. The new record is mostly due to a large number of store openings and the chain's entry into the United Arab Emirates.
Scandinavian home improvement chain JYSK has achieved a record turnover of 2.16 billion euro: CEO Jan Bøgh is particularly happy with the strong growth in the number of customers.
Danish Jysk will open another eleven stores in Belgium in 2018, bringing its total to seventeen. The Danish counterpart to Ikea aims to have about 100 stores in Belgium at some point.
Ecco can look back on 2017 as its best financial year ever. The Danish shoe brand, known for its “follow the foot” philosophy, exceeded its own expectations thanks to an 8 % growth.