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Hema will open stores in Middle-East

Hema will head outside of Europe for the first time ever: it will open three stores in Dubai later this year. In the next five years, the Dutch chain aims to open a sizeable number of Middle-Eastern stores.

Market shows little interest in Hema

It seems the sale of Dutch store chain Hema is not going all too well. According to local business paper FD, there are only two or three interested parties. Not a single strategic partner seems interested, only investment firms.

Hema returns to profitability

Hema has become profitable again: after improved net losses in the past quarters, the Dutch chain has managed to become profitable again in the third quarter.

Hema opens first Belgian flagship stores based on international formula

Dutch Hema has opened its first Belgian flagship store in Brussels, based on its international store formula. It will open a similar store in Antwerp by the end of the week.

Hema targets extensive expansion in Germany

Store chain Hema has major plans for Germany: in the next three years, it will open at least seventy new stores, which is a huge increase compared to the eleven it currently has in the country. Hema also targets shop-in-shops and stores in train stations.

Hema wants another 150 Spanish stores

Hema wants to open another 150 stores in Spain. Following stores in Madrid and Barcelona, the Dutch chain is now targeting cities like Valencia, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville. French and German expansion are also on the to-do-list.

Lion Capital once again wants to sell Hema

Lion Capital has approached business bank Credit Suisse to look into “strategic options” for Hema, which basically means it has to find an interested buyer for the Dutch store chain.

Hema wants to deal with Alibaba's Hema
  • Published in Food

Dutch department store chain Hema is looking at its options to counter retail giant Alibaba’s Hema supermarket chain, which operates in China and currently has thirteen stores.

Hema is back on the right track

Dutch store chain Hema has finally managed to turn the tide according to the first quarter results it recently published: turnover grew and the net loss dropped.

Lion Capital puts Hema up for sale again

Investment firm Lion Capital is preparing another attempt to sell HEMA. It will now contact bankers, lawyers and communication specialists to help it offload the Dutch company.

Hema limits losses in 2016

Dutch store chain Hema managed to lower its 2016 losses significantly when compared to 2015. Full-year turnover grew nearly 5 %, thanks to increased clothing sales and its new store formula.

New head of eCommerce for Hema
  • Published in m-Tail

Dutch store chain Hema appointed Raph Schroder as its new head of eCommerce, succeeding Tico Schneider, who is now responsible for every Dutch Hema store.

This week in Benelux retail: Ahold Delhaize counters Belgian decrease with Dutch growth

The main stories in the Benelux retail sector were financial results for Ahold Delhaize and Carrefour. Moreover, Hema has decided to apply its international format in its Dutch home market as well, and AB InBev has signed a deal with the world's largest beer terminal.

HEMA opens its fourth store in Madrid

Dutch store chain HEMA continues its European expansion with its fourth store in the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is its fifth Spanish store overall, with another two arriving soon.

Hema made progress in third quarter

Dutch store chain Hema's third quarter net turnover grew nearly 3 % and its like-for-like consumer turnover also went up slightly.

Hema keeps shrinking in Belgium

Dutch chain Hema still struggles in Belgium: over the past quarter, turnover in Belgium (and Luxembourg) dropped 4.5 %, after it had already dropped 0.4 % last year. However, overall, the company performed very well.

Hema aims to bring Spanish store formula to the Netherlands

Hema plans to trial its Spanish store formula in the Netherlands, as Spanish consumers buy more than their Dutch counterparts. At first, the formula will be tested in six stores.

Hema wants to speed up delivery chain
  • Published in m-Tail

Dutch chain Hema is to launch a new international mobile website and means to speed up the delivery chain to same-day delivery and 24h pick-up in stores.

Hema's turnover grew nearly 6 % in 2015

Dutch store chain Hema managed a 5.8 % turnover increase in its broken fiscal year 2015, compared to the year before. Hema's like-for-like turnover also grew in 2015, by 3.2 %.

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