The Dutch Jumbo group has achieved a 9.6 % turnover growth in 2018 as its restaurant chain La Place and supermarket chain Emté had strong years. In the last quarter of 2019 the group's main and eponymous supermarket chain will open its first Belgian stores.
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Dutch food service wholesaler Sligro Food Group has achieved a 9.6 % turnover growth in 2018. Total turnover went up to 2.346 billion euros, in line with expectations.
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The unusually hot weather and the transition to a new e-commerce platform and distribution centre for online orders have taken a toll on Hema's quarterly turnover.
Aldi Nord, which also includes the Belgian and Dutch outlets, plunged into a loss in its home market for the first time ever. The substantial loss ("eight digits") was caused by a disappointing turnover and heavy investment costs.
Ceconomy, the holding owning electronics chains MediaMarkt and Saturn, has had a bad year: after CEO Pieter Haas' departure in mid-October, now financial director Mark Frese also quits.
Swedish fashion chain H&M has released a stellar report for the past quarter, but despite its record growth the group is punished by the stock market, which believes H&M's discounts are not sustainable.
After issuing a profit warning, British online retailer Asos has lost nearly half of its stock value. November proved to be a particularly bad month: not just for Asos, but for the entire fashion industry.
Belgian Colruyt Group saw its turnover grew by 3 % to more than 4.5 billion euros in the first half of the fiscal year 2018/19. Other results were encouraging as well for the market leader: gross profit margin increased from 25.7 % to 26.3 % and market share increased from 31.9 % a year ago to 32.4 % now.
Heavy investments in logistics and digitisation have taken quite a bite out of Ikea's profits in the past financial year, as the Swedish furniture chain has decided not to burden its customers with these costs.
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.
Both turnover and profits were in decline over the past six months at Dutch spirits manufacturer Lucas Bols. The disappointing results are due to temporary import restrictions in West Africa and fewer gin sales in the Netherlands.
Sales are slipping at a steady pace at Marks&Spencer. According to chief executive Steve Rowe, it is a situation the British chain simply has to sit out: he does not rule out the possibility of closing more stores.
French luxury brand Hermès has reached a turnover growth of almost 10 % in the third quarter of its fiscal year, mainly thanks to the United States and Asia. China is doing particularly well: the trade war between Washington and Beijing seems not to affect the French at all.
Despite a rising turnover, online fashion shop Zalando saw its overall loss reach 55.7 million euros for the third quarter. The hot summer and too many returns were quite costly for the German company.
Belgo-Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize has seen sales and profit go up in its third quarter. A large part of the growth in both home markets and the United States was due to a surge in online sales.
Amazon's neverending good news show is over: during the holidays the company expects its lowest turnover growth in years. On top of that, its home fashion brands are quite the disappointment. On the other hand, the retailer seems to be evolving to slower but more profitable growth.