Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize wants to open 30?additional stores this year, on top of the 23?it already opened in the first half of this year. If anything, the coronavirus crisis seems to have given the chain a boost.
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Mars is going to review the brand image of its Uncle Ben's rice brand, in the context of the growing movement against racism. In the same fight, Quaker has vowed it will replace the image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix.
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In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint by a third in the next ten years, Lidl Belgium will send climate advisers to its most important suppliers.
Just months after completely exiting Asia, British supermarket chain Tesco is now also retreating from Poland. The chain has sold its 301?Polish supermarkets to a Danish group.
The corona crisis did Colruyt Group no good: the supermarkets lost market share in the second half of the year and during the lockdown. Sales growth over the financial year 2019/20 remained below expectations.
Le Pain Quotidien was unable to find a buyer for its British branch, so the Belgian bakery chain is forced to take over about half of its 26 British establishments.
British-Dutch conglomerate Unilever wants to simplify its structure and chooses the British side, siding with important shareholders. This ends almost a century of dual structure.
Stop & Shop, Ahold Delhaize's biggest chain in the United States, has cancelled the acquisition of King Kullen, often named America's oldest supermarket chain. This is largely due to the coronavirus crisis.
Both Just Eat Takeaway and Delivery Hero have shown interest in taking over the American competitor GrubHub. In the meantime, the latter also continues talks with Uber Eats.
By 2030, the Carrefour group aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of the products it sells in its stores by 30%. The focus is on vegetable alternatives, local products and sustainable packaging.
AB InBev has started testing its own direct-to-consumer webshop. The Belgian beer giant offers next-day delivery for five of its brands.
In its financial year 2019, Spar International achieved a worldwide turnover of 37.1?billion euros (+?4.35?%). During the corona crisis, the proximity stores proved to be of vital importance.
Belgium's biggest supermarket chain, Colruyt, is launching a test store in Brussels to see if it can expand into the professional market. This would be another blow to the ailing Metro branch in the country.
Russian food retailer VkusVill has started looking abroad to continue its fast growth. The chain has opened its first store outside of Russia in Amsterdam.
British consumers can get their fix of Nestlé snacks, candy and coffee delivered to their doorstep, thanks to a new collaboration with Deliveroo.
A Dutch court has banned Nestlé from using the name 'Incredible Burger' for its plant-based products, as it is deemed too similar to American 'Impossible Foods'. The Swiss food giant has said it will comply with the verdict for the time being, but it will also launch an appeal.