Belgium news and analysis

23 June 2022
Flash delivery service Gorilla plans to exit Belgium, as Colruyt starts trialling its home delivery service and Amazon sets up to enter the market. Separately, Delhaize reveals its reducing is private label prices by up to 30% and Russian discounter Mere faces challenges in the market.      Gorilla exits from the market Recently Gorilla the German flash delivery service confirmed they plan ...
20 June 2022
Amazon is set to launch in Belgium in September, as reported by Business Insider. Set to launch by September According to leaked documents, Amazon will launch in Belgium in late September 2022. It also plans to launch in four other markets by early next year: Chile, Colombia, Nigeria and South Africa. Amazon will launch its marketplace in Belgium, with Amazon’s Prime membership scheme ex...
29 March 2022
Les Mousquetaires reported its total net sales, excluding fuel sales, rose 1.8% to €35.28 bn. Including fuel, the company said total sales net sales increased by 7.2% to €45.28 bn. The organisation’s retail division drove growth, with its Agromousquetaires agri-food division enjoying a sales increase of 0.4%, to €4.2 bn. Grocery banners see sales breach €30 bn mark (excluding fuel) Les Mous...
02 March 2022
As Intermarché announces it will Mestdagh’s Carrefour stores, Louis Delhaize discusses plans for a rebranding of its Smatch and Match supermarkets and organic specialists Färm and Ekoplaza discuss merger opportunities, we look at the changes set to affect the market in the medium term. Intermarché to acquire Mestdagh’s Carrefour stores Intermarché is to acquire Mestdagh’s 87 Carrefour Marke...
17 February 2022
Carrefour achieved like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% in 2021, following on from a 7.8% improvement in 2020, taking its sales including VAT to €81.2 bn. The retailer said the results underlined ‘ the continuous improvement in the Group’s model and reflects solid momentum of market share gains in all key countries ’. In terms of market share gains, Carrefour called out France, Spain, and Brazil. ...
16 February 2022
Ahold Delhaize saw its net sales rise 3.3% in 2020 in its 2021 financial year, driven by its operations in the US, where they increased by 3.6%, at constant exchange rates, versus 2.8% in Europe. The retailer benefited from a 53rd week in 2020, which if excluded, meant sales were up by 5.0% on a comparable 52-week basis. Net online consumer sales jumped by 38.2% to €10.4 bn during 2021, with t...
15 February 2022
As Carrefour Group engages with suppliers globally on carbon emissions reduction, its operations in France and Belgium roll out quick commerce solutions and it trials a vegan butcher in France, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour and Everli launch service in 10 cities in France… Carrefour and Everli have officially launched their partnership in 10 cities in France: Lille, Lyon, Ni...
08 February 2022
As Colruyt Group looks to evolve its strategy and build on its strengths, we round up three developments from the retailer. Colruyt Group acquires stake in meal box company Colruyt Group bought a 41.36% stake in Smarmat from Smarmat’s founders and the Colruyt family’s investment vehicle, Korys, which first invested in the meal box company in 2016. The Group’s investment is between €26m and ...
05 January 2022
Carrefour’s largest franchisee in Belgium, The Mestdagh Group, has decided to terminate its master franchisee with the French retailer. As the contract’s notice period will last for a year, The Mestdagh Group will remain with Carrefour until 1 January 2023. Decision will see Mestdagh end exclusive partnership with Carrefour… Mestdagh, which operates about 90 Carrefour Markets mainly in Brus...
04 January 2022
Netherlands-based Jumbo saw its turnover rise 2% to €9.91 bn versus 2020, while removing the 53rd week in 2020 saw turnover increase by approximately 4%. Its ecommerce store drove sales, with turnover rising by 30% as the retailer continued to invest to add capacity. As it looks to build on its convenience offer in 2022, the retailer announced a strategic partnership with quick commerce delivery ...