Esprit has opened a new store in the city centre of the Belgian city Liège, on the shopping artery Rue Vinâve d'Île. That is a surprising move, given the recent cutbacks in the fashion chain.
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The Belgian National Lottery's plans to start with its own retail chain are taking shape. The first stores, called Lottery Centers, will open in Antwerp, Ghent and Liège.
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Alibaba has chosen the Belgian city of Liège as the home of its logistics hub. Despite a late diplomatic challenge by the Netherlands, the first flights from China have arrived in Belgium just after the major sales event of Singles' Day.
The announcement this summer that Alibaba might open a distribution centre in Liège, Belgium, was met with a lot of jealousy in the Netherlands. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has now received founder Jack Ma personally in order to try to change his mind.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has discussed a possible investment in Liège, Belgium with the country's prime minister Charles Michel. Afterwards no decisive statements were made by either party.
Alibaba will open five new warehouses, including one in Liege. The Chinese retail group will use its subsidiary Cainiao to expand its logistical network and technology.
American shoe brand Skechers completed the fourth phase of its European distribution center expansion. Located in Liège, the distribution center is now 98,500 sqm, up a third.