Belgian fashion chain PointCarré, part of Colruyt Group, has just opened a second French shop in Val de Briey. The multi-brand specialist also opens up its e-shop to French shoppers.
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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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Online supermarket Picnic is due to launch in France this year. The region around Lille, in the north of the country, would be the first to be targeted.
Coolblue has reached the milestone of 2 billion euro turnover: during the Covid year 2020, the electronics retailer sold 34 per cent more. The Belgian market now accounts for a quarter of all sales.
Wildberries, Russia's largest online retailer, has just launched in Germany. The company is also looking to expand into other European countries.
HelloFresh has set its sights on Japan: the meal-kit delivery company is looking for a managing director there. In the meantime, the company also hopes to start selling sandwiches and wine in the Benelux.
For the first time, Amazon has bought its own aircraft: 11 used passenger Boeings are converted into cargo aeroplanes. The e-commerce giant is also flying to Europe: in Germany, Amazon Air is now leasing two planes.
New York Pizza opened its first Belgian restaurant in Leuven yesterday. The rapidly growing Dutch chain wants to open ten branches in Flanders next year.
Lululemon has been boosted by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the sports and leisure clothing brand now wants to conquer the rest of the world.
Starbucks plans to increase the number of branches from 33,000 to 55,000 over the next ten years. Only in 55 per cent of those new branches will you be able to drink your coffee onsite.
French food retailer Monoprix wants to conquer Europe, including the Benelux. But who is this Parisian, who suddenly wants to bring the "French touch" abroad?
Monoprix, the urban store banner of French retail group Casino, has ambitious plans for expansion throughout Europe. The retailer aims to double its turnover in ten years time.
Cactus, the underdog market leader with 61 supermarkets in Luxembourg, continues to expand. Just like runner-up Delhaize, Cactus redirects its focus on convenience stores, thanks to franchise concept Shoppi.
Next year, Colruyt will open its fifth supermarket in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In the meantime, the retailer is thinking of launching its organic chain Bio-Planet there as well.
Delhaize plans to open four new stores in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 2021. The supermarket chain is particularly committed to proximity: every Luxembourger should have a Delhaize store five to ten minutes away.
No one knows how they will pronounce it, but from now on French consumers can also shop online at De Bijenkorf. Following the launch of a French-speaking Belgian webshop, the department store chain is now attacking France.