Soon the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, the fourth largest in the world, will open its first physical store in the Benelux. That first store will be in Rotterdam, according to published job offers.
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Dutch chains HEMA and Albert Heijn have announced the first locations where they will test a combined store concept. This autumn, Rotterdam and Utrecht will see the first stores in which both chains share the floor.
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British-Dutch FMGC producer Unilever has decided to remain in the United Kingdom, despite Brexit. It has cancelled its earlier decision to move its headquarters to Rotterdam and keeps its double passport.
The long-standing rumour has now been confirmed: Unilever will have its main office in Rotterdam, rather than London. The food and detergent giant’s board has made the call after nearly a year of debate.
Juice and soda bottling company from Rotterdam, Refresco, has a new owner: PAI Partners. The French investment firm and British Columbia Investment Management will pay 20 euro per share, which results in a 1.62 billion euro acquisition fee.
American fashion store chain Saks OFF 5TH did not miss its European debut: hundreds of customers waited in line for the opening of its store in Düsseldorf. A first store in the Netherlands will follow later this summer.