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Belgians walk away from Hema acquisition

Belgian investment fund Core Equity will not take over the Dutch Hema group after all, as an agreement with franchisers about e-commerce could not be reached.

Hema has to pay Levi's millions

Store chain Hema needs to pay a 4.4 million euro fine to jeans brand Levi’s after the latter went to court because Hema applied its V-shaped stitching to its own collection.

Belgian fund close to HEMA acquisition

Belgian Core Equity holding is allegedly close to acquiring Dutch chain HEMA: a verbal agreement is apparently in place, all that is required are the signatures.

Record turnover and quarterly profit in 2017 for Hema

After years of losses, Hema now experienced its second profitable quarter in a row. The department store chain is also happy with its annual turnover: it published a 1,235.5 million euro record turnover, a 3.5 % increase.

Will Hema struggle to get sold?

Dutch department store chain Hema, on sale since September, is not attracting much attention, because interested parties feel it is overpriced. Previous attempts to sell the company have also failed. 

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.