A mere three months after its first store in Antwerp, Texas Coffee will open a second store next weekend. The plan is not to stop there, but to expand to every Belgian city.
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Berlin-based sneaker pioneer Solebox opened a store in the Anspachlaan in Brussels last Saturday. The exclusive sneakers are now being sold in a former bank location, the fifth European store in the chain.
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Shopping center Borders has just opened its doors, right near Schengen. The largest Delhaize store in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is its major attraction and should house about two dozen retailers in the near future.
Swedish fashion chain Monki will expand to Belgium in November, with a store located in Antwerp. The 550 sqm concept store will arrive on the Meir, Antwerp’s largest shopping street. The brand is one of H&M Group’s independent brands.
Canadian department store chain Hudson’s Bay just opened its first Dutch store, filling a void left by Dutch V&D’s bankruptcy.
Supermarket chain Spar will become the “first international retailer” to enter Belarus. It intends to open about sixty stores by 2020, in a collaboration with the Almi Group.
Swedish fashion group H&M is opening its new store formula, Arket, in London’s Regent Street today. The formula will also arrive in Brussels on 17 September.
French sports chain Decathlon has decided to return to North America: it will open a store in San Francisco this year and one near Montreal (Canada) early next year.
Canadian department store chain Hudson’s Bay is lagging behind with its store renovations in the Netherlands. It wants to open ten stores this year, but is running into several remodeling issues with the former V&D store locations.
Fashion brand SuperDry’s parent company, SuperGroup, is preparing a range of SuperDry Sports stores, with the first planned for October in the French city of Grenoble.