Microsoft is going to open its first European store in London's commercial centre, "coincidentally" just a stone's throw away from the local Apple Store.
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After opening a first Belgian store in Antwerp last year, Danish fashion label Samsøe & Samsøe now heads to Brussels for a second Belgian store.
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Luxembourg saw the opening of shopping centre Cloche d’Or, featuring 130 stores including an Arket (an H&M subsidiary) and the Auchan 'hypermarket of the future'.
Domestic appliance manufacturer Miele has announced it will open two experience stores in the Benelux: Amsterdam is planned for next week, Brussels for later in the year. The stores are meant to offer a multi-sensory experience, with workshops and events.
Foodmaker has opened its first French restaurant in Paris, only its second abroad. The Belgian restaurant chain wants to double its turnover this year, thanks to foreign expansion.
This week, Ikea has opened its first city centre store in Paris. The Swedish chain has been experimenting with smaller store concepts for a while now, in order to respond to the growing competition from e-commerce - albeit with mixed results...
Belgian start-up Cowboy has set its sights on Europe: the opening of an experience store in Brussels is the prelude to an international expansion with the Netherlands, France and Germany as its first targets.
Primark's second Brussels store - the seventh in Belgium - can only be described in superlatives. With 5,500 sqm of retail floor space, 48 cash registers and 60 changing rooms, the Irish fashion retailer has certainly spared no expense.
Streetwear label Weekday has opened a new store of 400 sqm in Leuven. The H&M subsidiary has adapted its store concept to cater for the Belgian city's student population.
This week, Primark's biggest store opened in Birmingham. Besides the store's vast size, its integrated customer experience should turn it into a major success.
Levi Strauss, better known as Levi's, will be opening another 100 stores, mostly in Europe and China. The brand is doing extremely well and sold 7% more products in the past quarter.
Luxury jeans brand Jacob Cohën is opening a flagship store in Antwerp. It's the Italian chain's third store in Belgium.
Decathlon has just opened its first store in Japan. The sports chain has been preparing this for years because there is much at stake.
Famous department store chain Galeries Lafayette has just opened a new outlet on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
A car dealer in the middle of the city? In a Parisian shopping centre, even? This unusual idea comes from Nissan, which has opened the first Nissan City Hub in the Vélizy 2 shopping centre in Paris. The hub is centred on e-commerce and electric cars.
Essentiel Antwerp is continuing its international expansion. The Belgian fashion label has had a strong year and recently opened its first store in London.