Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has found acquirers for seventeen more supermarkets, making a total of 32 supermarkets sold – a quarter of all the stores under its own management. The opening date for the first fifteen shops has also been announced.
In several steps
Just as with the first fifteen supermarkets last month, the new owners are a mixture of those already operating one or more Delhaize shops (seven), current Delhaize employees (also seven) and external candidates, including some former Delhaize employees (three). The affected supermarkets should reopen as franchised shops in the coming months.
The retailer will announce additional acquisitions in the coming months. For the transition of all 128 shops to work properly, an approach in several steps is paramount, Delhaize stressed. On average, the transition period for a store lasts about ten weeks, during which a lot has to be done in terms of administration and IT.
|Brugge Sint Kruis||Familie Lips|
|De Fré (Brussel)||Pierre-Alexandre Demeure|
|Doornik||Cyril Montois & Caroline Kraus|
|Eigenbrakel||Amandine de Riollet de Morteuil, Stéphane De Wilde d’Estmael & Nicolas Thery|
|Fort Jaco (Brussel)||Paul Moreau|
|Kasterlee||Julie & Brent D’Haese|
|Ledeberg||François Nelen & Denis Reyniers|
|Marche||Nicolas Bergé & Nathalie Stichelbaut|
|Marcinelle||Abbigael Delvaux & Laurent Lefrere|
|Roodebeek (Brussel)||Maxime Rhelouma|
|Saint Antoine (Brussel)||Samir Chara|
|Waasland||Hélène Decroix & Niels Parmentier|
|Waterloo||Amandine de Riollet de Morteuil, Stéphane De Wilde d’Estmael & Nicolas Thery|
Delhaize also announces the opening dates of the first batch of the fifteen supermarkets whose acquisition was announced on 7 August.