Between 2010 and 2018, Lidl saw its market share in France rise steadily to more than 6 %. The discounter is not satisfied yet however, and aims to open dozens of new stores every year in the foreseeable future.
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Cosmetics chain Rituals plans to open hundreds of new stores over the coming years, to reach 1,040 stores by the end of 2021. The average surface area of the shops is also set to increase considerably.
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Through its partnership with the Dubai Majid Al Futtaim Group, Carrefour is going to enter the Uzbek market next year and open (at least) seven stores there in the coming years.
Danish toy producer Lego is to open its first two stores in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam and Utrecht. They will open later this year, but well in time for the holiday season, the company says.
After a questionable quarter, Hema is hoping to find greener pastures in the US and Canada. The Dutch department store company will be collaborating with Walmart, no less.
French sneaker retailer Courir is coming to Belgium with its own stores. The first two outlets will be opened in Brussels, more precisely in City 2 and at the Elsensesteenweg.
Fashion brand McGregor will be returning to the streets in Belgium and the Netherlands. The label is about to open six stores in the two countries in the coming autumn.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has confirmed it will open its first three Belgian stores before the end of the year. The three locations are Lanaken, Pelt and Rijkevorsel, unsurprisingly all near Belgium's northeastern border with the Netherlands.