In Brussels, chocolate lovers can immerse themselves in the new Côte d'Or flagship store. And not only themselves: a large chocolate fountain in the shape of an elephant's head is displayed in the shop window.
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Barely a week after launching a new concept store in Brussels, Carrefour Belgium is at it again with a new city centre concept. Carrefour City hopes to lure in urban customers with organic food, private labels, a sustainable setting and a Carrefour Café.
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Early next year, French sporting goods retailer Decathlon will open its first store in Luxembourg. The chosen location is the capital's prestigious shopping centre Royal-Hamilius. It will be a tiny, premium city centre store that focuses on service.
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'.
Irish Primark has said it will expand to Slovakia in 2022, with a shop in the Eurovea shopping centre in the capital Bratislava. The Central European country will then become the fifteenth market for the fashion discounter.
Mud Jeans, a pioneer in the leasing of jeans, has opened its first physical store in the Netherlands. Customers can try on all of the jeans, but they can't buy them: if you want a pair of jeans, you'll get it sent to your home afterwards.
Ahold Delhaize is testing three stores with automatic checkout: after two pilot stores in the Netherlands, a completely contactless store is now also opening in Massachusetts. Customers can just take their groceries and walk out, the payment is done automatically.
French chains Carrefour and Fnac Darty are going to move in together: the electronics retailer is going to open thirty stores in French Carrefour hypermarkets. Will Belgium follow suit?
In the spring of 2020, Swedish fashion brand H&M is opening its first home decoration store in Belgium. The new store will sell products of H&M's own private label, but also products by other brands.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has opened its second store in Belgium, barely two weeks after the first one. In Rijkevorsel too, competition will be fierce, but the retailer says to know how to make a difference.
On 21 November, Vans is opening a flagshipstore on Oxford Street, in the heart of London. With this new store, the American brand intends to increase its presence in the United Kingdom.
Afound, H&M group's outlet chain, will open its first physical Dutch store in Utrecht early next year. Earlier this year, the company already opened an online marketplace in the Netherlands.
In Antwerp, Chanel has opened its first 'beauty boutique' in the Benelux. The store focuses on experience and offers perfumes, make-up, care products and sunglasses for women and men.
Amazon has confirmed that it will launch a new supermarket chain, beginning with a Los Angeles store that should open early next year - at the latest. With this new concept, the company is primarily hoping to seduce the average American.
French chain Fnac has opened its first store in Luxembourg: it was the first retailer to open its doors in the new shopping project Hamilius. Later this month, chains like Delhaize and Galeries Lafayette will follow suit.
British fashion brand Ted Baker has opened its first Belgian shop in Antwerp. For the interior, the brand was inspired by the history of the port city as a centre for diamonds.