Normally, Belgian 'healthy fast food chain' Foodmaker, was to open five new restaurants in the upcoming months. Due to the corona crisis, however, those plans are falling apart and the company must first of all try to survive now.
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As of today, customers in the Benelux can visit amazon.nl for a range of more than one hundred million products in more than thirty categories. Before today, amazon.nl only sold books and Kindles; the Dutch had to go to the German site for the full product range.
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Amazon would (finally) launch its complete webshop in the Netherlands next week, according to statements to several media offices. Currently, Amazon.nl is only a Kindle and book shop.
Danish toy maker Lego wants to open 150 new stores this year, on the back of an uplifting profit and revenue growth last year. Despite the growth coming mainly from China, the Danish company sees no reason to be pessimistic about the coronavirus.
Fast growing Russian food retailer VkusVill is opening a first store in the Netherlands. A French branch is planned as well, as part a worldwide expansion that may also include China and Belgium.
Dutch retailer Hema plans to cross the Atlantic and conquer America: this year its first ten stores in Mexico are planned to open. There is even potential for 200 shops in Mexico, the Amsterdam-based company believes.
Jumbo is going one step further in its conquest of Belgium: the Dutch supermarket chain now eyes Vilvoorde or Zaventem, in the Brussels Periphery. Hasselt and Lommel, in the province of Limburg, are numbers fifteen and sixteen on Jumbo's list of Belgian locations.
Belgian Kazidomi, an online seller of organic products, gets most of its revenue from France. This affects their growth strategy and future plans.
Over the next two years, Mars Retail Group plans to open three new M&M’s candy stores, including one in Berlin. The flagship stores will have a "Wall of Chocolate", M&M’s walking around, and games.
JD.com has its eye on the port of Zeebrugge as a springboard to Europe. The Chinese e-commerce player, which mainly focuses on logistics, visited the port together with Flemish prime minister Jan Jambon.
Amazon is always looking for growth, as the launch of a Dutch web shop in 2020 proves. But is it too late by now? And how can others to compete? Retail influencer Natalie Berg explains how at RetailDetail’s Omnichannel & E-commerce Congress 2020.
H&M plans to open a store in Panama before the end of the year: it will be the first country in Central America to welcome the Swedish fashion giant.
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 retailers, brace yourselves: Amazon is serious about its expansion to the Netherlands. The previously announced Dutch webshop is opening its doors later this year and will offer "millions of products" straight away. Will Belgium follow in the slipstream?
Wildberries, the largest e-commerce player in Russia, now wants to conquer the European Union with the launch of an English website and the opening of its first pick-up point in the EU, in Warsaw.
Dutch retailer Jumbo saw its 2019 turnover go up by almost 15 %, fuelled by both the opening of dozens of new stores and a like-for-like growth that exceeded that of the market. Its expansion to Belgium is proving highly successful.