Clothing chain e5 mode, which was recently taken over by Phoenix, has announced its complete withdrawal from Wallonia. Eventually, the twelve Walloon shops will all close their doors.
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Intermarché wants to further strengthen its position in Belgium, both through new stores and through the expansion of existing stores. With the new Intermarché Express brand, the musketeers are aiming at the city centres.
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Next summer, Dutch e-tailer bol.com will expand to Wallonia with a French-language version of its app. The company is looking for local companies to sell on its platform.
Tournée minérale is making way for a new popular challenge: a whole month without visiting a supermarket. People are being challenged to buy solely from local traders to create awareness and promote environmentally friendly consumption.
Not only are all 23 of Blokker's outlets in Wallonia running at a loss, the same is apparently true for the Flemish stores. Analysts fear a definitive end to the chain's Belgian branch in early 2019.
Cities in Belgium's southern region Wallonia face an increased number of vacant shops in its streets, prompting the chairman of the Walloon Parliament, André Antoine (cdH), to launch several remarkable proposals that will spark a lot of debate.