French food retailer Monoprix wants to conquer Europe, including the Benelux. But who is this Parisian, who suddenly wants to bring the "French touch" abroad?
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Monoprix, the urban store banner of French retail group Casino, has ambitious plans for expansion throughout Europe. The retailer aims to double its turnover in ten years time.
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Cactus, the underdog market leader with 61 supermarkets in Luxembourg, continues to expand. Just like runner-up Delhaize, Cactus redirects its focus on convenience stores, thanks to franchise concept Shoppi.
Next year, Colruyt will open its fifth supermarket in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In the meantime, the retailer is thinking of launching its organic chain Bio-Planet there as well.
Delhaize plans to open four new stores in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 2021. The supermarket chain is particularly committed to proximity: every Luxembourger should have a Delhaize store five to ten minutes away.
No one knows how they will pronounce it, but from now on French consumers can also shop online at De Bijenkorf. Following the launch of a French-speaking Belgian webshop, the department store chain is now attacking France.
In Amsterdam, lifestyle brand Rituals has opened a first flagship store that adds new services and products in a unique world of experience. If the concept is successful, branches in more capitals will follow.
Fast-growing Chinese discount chain Miniso is now also set to conquer the French market: on Tuesday, the first branch in Paris has opened its doors. The retailer wants to open two more French branches this year.
Aldi prepares for the second wave of Covid-19 in Britain by hiring 4,000 additional staff. The discounter sees growth potential during the corona crisis and wants to open 100 additional stores.
In five years' time, Picnic wants to be a major international player. A new purchasing alliance with German market leader Edeka and the launch of its own private label should make that possible: France and the United Kingdom are already in sight.
De Bijenkorf's French-language webshop is now online: the Dutch department store chain first wants to serve customers in Brussels and Wallonia, before attacking France and Austria.
Amazon is recruiting 100,000 new warehouse workers, as the online retailer takes 100 additional logistics hubs into operation in the US. Jeff Bezos' company is also looking for as many as 33,000 office and technology employees.
Hunkemöller plans to close stores in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. As a result of the corona crisis, the lingerie chain is reviewing its expansion plans, but also the existing network: in mature markets it will have to operate with fewer stores.
The Avocado Show goes international: the vegetarian restaurant chain will open nineteen franchised outlets in France, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The avocado bar is also looking in Ghent and Antwerp.
Dutch online retailer Coolblue is continuing its German expansion. Deliveries are now also possible in the area around Cologne, while a first physical store in Germany is planned to open soon.
Dutch online platform Bol.com has officially expanded to the French-speaking part of Belgium with the implementation of the French version of its app. The Ahold Delhaize subsidiary is now looking to expand with local partners.