Belgian shoe chain Torfs is launching a brand new concept for its city stores: larger, with more space for fashion and a great deal of attention for sustainability. The most striking element, however, is the strong focus on the youngest customers.
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MediaMarkt is bringing its Tech village store concept to the centre of Rotterdam. After Milan, this is the second European city where the electronics giant is launching its experience store concept.
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Hearing specialist Lapperre is launching a new, accessible retail concept in Belgium: World of Hearing, a centre that consumers can visit without any purchase obligation or appointment. After the first branch in Ghent, more will follow soon.
Furniture chain Ikea has given its Arlon branch a new look: at the crossroads between Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and in an area full of expatriates, the home furnishings store will offer an adapted range.
Germany's last big department store group, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, is changing its name to just Galeria. The name change symbolises the new start the group wishes to make.
Ikea is trialling a new store concept in Shanghai, built around "meaningful customer experiences", events and sustainability - but without the typical set route.
In North Sydney, Aldi has opened the first branch of a new, smaller retail format. In terms of both range and design, it is a real break from the past.
On 23 June, the Swedish furniture giant will open its first branch of Ikea Décoration, a new store concept with a focus on interior accessories. The scoop is for Paris.
Dutch chain Kruidvat has developed a new store concept in three variants, which it will now roll out in Belgium as well. The chain sees plenty of chances for both offline and online expansion in Belgium.
The Dutch start-up Wundermart is opening its first two unstaffed 'hotel stores' in Belgium this week. More will follow later this year.
Spanish fashion company Mango has redesigned its store concept to better suit changing consumer behaviour. The first opening is planned for next month.
In Belgium, discounter Lidl has opened a store with a warmer decoration and a completely new layout. Shoppers can discover several inspiring 'eating worlds'. It is a test.
Action is testing a new store concept, which is twice as big as usual: in France, a 1,600 m² store has opened its doors, the largest of the non-food discounter to date.
Fashion retailer C&A, which already introduced a new logo and corporate identity, starts working now on a new store concept. In Zurich, the budget chain’s flagship store was the first to receive a makeover.
Convenience store chain Carrefour Express has opened a pilot store in Brussels according to a new concept, which features fresh produce and organic food and tests the water for more 'blurring'.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo had announced to want to conquer Belgium with "a concept that was as of yet unheard of". Last week, it opened a pilot store thay may give an idea of the company's "Belgian concept".