Tag "Belgium"

PepsiCo invests 200 million euro in Belgian plant

PepsiCo has announced significant investments in increasing its production at its Belgian plant in Veurne (near Bruges). The investment of more than 200 million euros should also make the plant more...

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Colruyt Group tests same-day delivery and pick-up with refrigerated lockers

Collect&Go has started a trial with same-day pick-up and same-day delivery. Another one of Colruyt Group‘s subsidiaries, Okay, is responsible for the assortment and preparing the orders. Quick and easy...

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Crisp to expand in Belgium

Online fresh food market Crisp has put its Belgian distribution centre up for rent, while orders for Belgium are now being processed in the Netherlands. However, the company says this...

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MyPrice (Mere) faces problems with Belgian expansion

Russian discounter MyPrice‘s jubilant announcement that the opening of a fourth and fifth Belgian store was imminent, was more than a little premature. Both stores face unforeseen problems: the Antwerp...

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Barry Callebaut to cut around 2,500 jobs worldwide

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut is to start layoffs worldwide, resulting in a total of 2,500 job cuts – from this 500 in Belgium. Barry Callebaut wishes to streamline its...

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Belgium votes for tobacco ban in supermarkets

Belgium is the next country to introduce stricter rules on the sale of tobacco and alcohol. One of the measures is a ban on tobacco sales in supermarkets. The number...

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Colruyt trials smart shopping trolley

An unusual shopping trolley is popping up in the Colruyt supermarket near the retailer’s headquarters in Halle, Belgium this month. It can scan the products customers put in it, and...

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Lidl’s international expansion stutters

Lidl has put the brakes on its international expansion. Selected investments in Poland and Spain to close the gap to market leaders. In the 2023/2024 financial year, which ended at...

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Russian discounter Mere relaunches as My price in Belgium

Active expansion in Serbia and the Baltics The Russian hard discounter Mere does not give up on Western Europe. After the no-frills operator in 2022 pulled the plug on its...

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Russian Discounter MyPrice Makes Second Attempt To Crack Belgian Market

Russian hard discounter MyPrice, formerly known as Mere, hopes it will be second time lucky in cracking the Belgian market. After its previous attempt ended abruptly, the parent company has...

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Half of Europe is paralyzed under the pressure of farmers

Within the European Union, farmers have mobilized in several countries to protest against the difficulties experienced in the agricultural sector. In Belgium, France and Italy, roads were also blocked with tractors,...

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Monoprix To Open First Store In Belgium

French convenience store chain Monoprix is preparing to enter the Belgian market, with a store planned for the centre of Waterloo. According to a report in Belgian daily L’Echo, the...

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One year of Amazon in Belgium: 1,200 partners, 5 million products

One year after its launch, Amazon‘s Belgian webshop is already selling products from 1,200 local businesses. The retailer still sees potential, as more than half of the 1.2 million Belgian SMEs...

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Kagylótenyésztésbe fogott a Colruyt Group Belgiumban

A belga Colruyt Csoport betakarította az első adag kagylót saját északi-tengeri farmján. A bejelentésre 18 hónappal azután került sor, hogy a vállalat megkezdte a belga partoktól mintegy öt kilométerre található...

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Straws made from paper can be harmful

Instead of banned plastic straws, restaurants now offer paper straws. But these can also be harmful to the environment and health, warns a group of researchers in the journal “Food...

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Delhaize And Carrefour Lower Prices In Belgium

Two leading supermarket chains in Belgium, Delhaize and Carrefour, have announced plans to offer discounts on hundreds of products. In ads published in all major Belgian newspapers, Delhaize announced that...

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Lidl simplifies store concept in Belgium

Lidl is planning to simplify its store concept in Belgium, with the aim of ensuring that all 310 stores in the country have the same layout. It follows a similar...

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HelloFresh introduces ready-to-eat service Factor to Europe

HelloFresh Group has expanded its ready-to-eat brand, Factor, to the Netherlands and the Flanders region in Belgium. Other countries on the continent will follow suit. “Bringing Factor to Europe is...

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Belgium sees beer exports plummet

For the third year in a row, Belgian beer exports have gone down. However, beer consumption in Belgium increased by 7.5 % – getting nearer to pre-pandemic levels. Pandemic pill almost...

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Colruyt Looks To The ‘Store Of The Future’

Belgian retailer Colruyt has announced it is testing a new technology to ensure that shelves remain optimally stocked, while also measuring how many customers enter the store and how busy...

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Belgian Government Orders Food Industry To Lower Supermarket Prices

The Belgian Federal Minister for the Economy, Pierre-Yves Dermagne, has given a mid-July deadline for food producers to bring down supermarket food prices. “It is not acceptable that when prices...

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A Bulgarian driver crashed on the M5 with hidden conterfeit drinks

The Bulgarian driver who transported hundreds of liters of alcohol on the flatbed of his truck was trying to get from Bulgaria to Belgium, but the tax inspectors of the...

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Carrefour Belgium Launches Wave Of Price Reductions

Carrefour has launched a wave of price reductions in Belgium, commencing 8 May with further price reductions planned in the coming weeks. The retailer is reducing the prices of up to...

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Our shared responsibility is to provide farmers with predictable conditions

It is the responsibility of the EU presidency trio starting in July to ensure that European farmers can work predictably and in safe conditions and receive answers to their problems...

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„Silence is Golden”: Leffe embraces the silent power of friendship in major new campaign

Belgian beer brand Leffe has today (14 April) launched a new pan-European brand platform to encourage the public to ‘Bring More to the Table’ and create deeper connections. Developed in...

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Delhaize to sell all Belgian stores

Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has announced it wants to sell all its integrated supermarkets in Belgium to independent franchisers. In doing so, the chain aims to become more profitable in...

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Colruyt opens another autonomous container store in Belgium

Colruyt Group member Okay Direct has opened a second autonomous convenience store. The unmanned container store was set up in the car park of Okay Lennik, and its floor space...

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Colruyt’s unmanned van delivers first groceries to home

After two months of trial runs in an business district, Belgian Colruyt Group‘s self-driving trolley has now actually delivered groceries to the homes of three customers for the first time....

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France’s InVivo To Buy One Of The World’s Oldest Malthouses

Malteries Soufflet, a branch of French agribusiness group InVivo, has signed an agreement to take over Belgian malthouse Castle Malting, one of the oldest producers of the beer ingredient in...

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Metro Belgium to be acquired by foodservice competitor Sligro

Sligro is allowed to acquire Belgian wholesaler Metro, in combination with Van Zon. The verdict is in: the combination of Sligro and Van Zon has been approved as acquirers of...

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