Delhaize Belgium celebrates its achievements in tackling food waste

Delhaize Belgium celebrates its achievements in tackling food waste

 

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Belgium has long been a leader in tackling food waste, including the donation of 7 million meals from unsold food products over the past five years. The brand marked its progress with a celebration on November 15 with associates, business partners and volunteers and pledged to achieve its 2020 goal to redistribute at least half of all unsold food to persons in need.

Reducing food waste has been high on Delhaize’s agenda for more than 26 years. The brand now works with about 200 food banks and other charitable associations in communities throughout Belgium and Luxembourg. In Belgium alone, 15% of people live below the poverty line and 144,000 turned to food banks for assistance last year.

In 2012, Delhaize became the first retailer in Belgium to donate fresh products – such as fruits, vegetables and bread – along with dry goods. The project is already being used in nearly all 130 Delhaize supermarkets as well as in its distribution centers. Further, over 400 of the independent Delhaize stores (AD Delhaize and Proxy Delhaize) have similar initiatives.

Delhaize is constantly looking to improve the process, from logistics to food safety, and is exploring new partnerships to donate even more products, which currently amount to 150 meals per supermarket per day. At the same time, Delhaize limits its own food waste as much as possible by monitoring and adjusting store-specific orders.

Sustainable development – including the goal of zero waste – is one of the pillars of Delhaize’s local strategy and supports key elements of the Ahold Delhaize Better Together framework.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

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Ahold Delhaize to divest the Albert Heijn Groenplaats location in Antwerp, Belgium

Zaandam, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize announces today (October 4, 2017) that it has reached agreement with Retail Partners Colruyt Group (RPCG), for their Spar banner, to divest the Albert Heijn Groenplaats location in Antwerp, Belgium. This deal represents the final sale in the mandatory store divestment program in Belgium following the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group in 2016.

The transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions. The location will be transferred in approximately one month. The associates of Albert Heijn Groenplaats will remain employed by Albert Heijn Belgium and will be relocated to other Albert Heijn stores in Antwerp and surrounding area.

The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) in March 2016 approved the merger of Ahold and Delhaize on the condition that the combined group would divest a limited number of stores and projects in Belgium to address competition concerns raised by the regulator.

Cautionary notice

This communication includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as agreement to divest, subject to and will or other similar words or expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and that may cause actual results of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (the “Company”) to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk factors set forth in the Company’s public filings and other disclosures. Forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company’s management and assumptions based on information currently available to the Company’s management. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such statements, except as required by law. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. also presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold Delhaize” or simply “Ahold Delhaize.”

Contact:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

Source: Ahold Delhaize

Carrefour Belgium brings its convenience stores in Brussels metro and train stations

Carrefour Belgium brings its convenience stores in Brussels metro and train stations

 

Belgium, 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — To forge ever closer relationships with its customers, Carrefour Belgium has expanded its convenience store network with the opening of two new Carrefour Express stores. They will allow the Group to provide a tailored offering combining shopping practicality with customer mobility.

Two new Carrefour Express stores opened in the space of a week this August: the first in the “Delta” metro station in Brussels, the second at the heart of the “Gare de l’Ouest” mainline train station. The stores are managed by two former Group employees, now franchisees of the banner.

Like all Carrefour Express stores, these new stores will ideally tailor their offering to the needs of passing consumers. They offer a wide selection of ready-to-eat meal solutions to be eaten any time of the day (ready-cooked meals, snacks, etc.), and as well as meats, poultry, fish and fresh vegetables for the evening meal. The wide choice of products also includes fresh orange juice, bread, pastries, sandwiches made on the premises, a coffee/soup machine and bunches of flowers along with “essential” grocery and pharmacy items.

Benefiting from extensive opening hours (seven days a week, 6am to 8pm or 10pm), these stores make it quick and easy for customers to do their shopping in a pleasant environment. The opening of these two stores created 15 jobs.

Carrefour Express – Gare de l’Ouest – 24 avenue de Roovere – 1080 Brussels.
Carrefour Express – Métro Delta – 224 bd. des Invalides – 1160 Auderghem.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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BELGIUM: Carrefour food truck to showcase organic and local products this summer

BELGIUM: Carrefour food truck to showcase organic and local products this summer

 

BELGIUM, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — From 12 July until 23 August, Carrefour will be criss-crossing its way through the country with a lorry specially transformed into a food truck. Meeting customers on its way, it will be introducing them to some 230 Carrefour organic products, as well as 50 or so authentic local ones. It will be making stops at various locations along the Belgian coast, and then in Brussels and Nivelles.

Since summer is the best time of the year to start adopting new dietary habits, Carrefour has decided to provide a mobile showcase for its organic and local products. The food truck will stock a total of 280 products – including fresh produce, dry products and preparations. It will make its way along the Belgian coast, meeting consumers and showing them that eating food that is healthy, organic and authentic need not necessarily be more expensive.

It’s an opportunity for consumers to try out these products and for them to realise just how wide and affordable the choice is. The food truck will include fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat, poultry… and even 4 varieties of organic bread – fresh, since it’s baked on-site. The truck’s entire surface area is 16 m² – probably making it the smallest mobile organic retailer packed with so many products.

The idea is straightforward: the lorry will be parked for a few days at a time, in the car park of either a Carrefour Hypermarket, or a Carrefour Market store.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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BELGIUM: Colruyt Group’s energy specialist Eoly to power Flanders’ first public charging station network

Halle, Belgium, 2017-Jun-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eoly, Colruyt Group’s energy specialist, was chosen to supply green power to the first public charging station network in Flanders. By order of the Flemish Government, charging station operator Allego is installing 2,500 charging stations by 2020, 650 of which later this year. As a 100 % Belgian and sustainable energy supplier, Eoly will supply the entire network.

Chosen energy supplier​

Since 2013, Eoly has been supplying green power to various Colruyt Group entities and recently also started focusing on the external market. Companies with a consumption over 50 MWh a year can go to the energy supplier for 100 % sustainable energy, locally generated with wind turbines, solar panels and combined heat/power. “This partnership with Allego is a nice step in the development of our activities on the B2B market”, says Thomas Decamps, Sourcing & Supply manager at Eoly. “We are very pleased to be able to supply the very first public charging station network in Flanders with our sustainable power. It allows us to contribute to the development of sustainable mobility and help reduce CO2 emissions.”

Encourage electric driving​

The Flemish Government wants to encourage electric driving and is therefore developing a public charging station network. As part of the Flemish ‘Clean Power for Transport’ action plan, Minister of Energy Bart Tommelein commissioned utilities operators Eandis and Infrax to invite tenders. It was won by Allego, a charging station operator that will deliver, install and operate a total of 2,500 public charging stations by 2020. “The aim is for every Flemish municipality to have at least one charging station”, says Dirk Thys, account manager at Allego. “We will install the stations spread over a period of four years. The first was symbolically switched on in Ostend in May, the rest will now follow rapidly.”

Important addition to charging at home​

Public charging stations are an important addition to charging at home or at work. They are mainly used to top up and to bridge distances. Based on analyses, independent studies and experiences abroad, the best locations were chosen to set up new charging stations. These locations are mainly carpool car parks, office buildings, commercial centres, mobility nodes and recreational places.

Would your company like to use Eoly’s 100 % sustainable energy? Feel free to visit https://b2b.eoly.be for e detailed overview of our activities.

For more information about this message​
Colruyt Group Press Officer
silja.decock@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

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BELGIUM: Colruyt Group’s energy specialist Eoly to power Flanders’ first public charging station network

 

Source: Colruyt Group

Ahold Delhaize updates on divestment strategy in Belgium

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Mar-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize today (March 23, 2017) announced its Belgian subsidiaries have reached agreements to divest four stores and one project in Belgium. The divestments, in addition to the sales agreements announced on March 13, are made to comply with the conditions that the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) attached to its approval of the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group in 2016.

Carrefour has agreed to buy one Albert Heijn store and two Delhaize affiliated stores, as well as one project. Independently and separately, an independent supermarket entrepreneur has agreed to buy one store from Albert Heijn.

The agreements are subject to customary closing conditions. Upon fulfillment of these conditions, the stores are expected to be transferred within approximately three months. The current labor and working conditions of the associates will be respected in accordance with Belgian labor laws and regulations.

The BCA approved the merger of Ahold and Delhaize Group on March 15, 2016, conditional upon the divestment of eight Albert Heijn stores, five Delhaize affiliated stores and a limited number of projects in Belgium to address competition concerns raised by the regulator.

A full list of the store locations referred to in this press release is included as an annex (see attachment).

Ahold Delhaize continues to work in close cooperation with the BCA and potential buyers to complete the divestment process for the remaining stores included in the package as agreed with the regulator.

Ahold Delhaize is uniquely positioned to serve the Belgian market with two brands successfully serving the Belgian customer, each providing distinctive benefits to their customers.

Delhaize Le Lion has a strong history and heritage with 150 years of existence and is recognized for the quality of its products, its qualitative and large assortment, its fresh and local products, and its attractive shopping experience. Delhaize Le Lion is the strong leading and local brand, and has over 700 stores.

Albert Heijn has successfully entered the Flemish market building on its Dutch heritage and has notably been appreciated for its attractive promotions and distinctive assortment. In the meantime, the brand has grown to a network of 42 stores in Flanders.

In the next few years, our key priority is to make our leading brand Delhaize the favorite supermarket of the Belgians, winning the hearts and minds of customers and become the best retailer in Belgium. Delhaize Le Lion is strengthening its customer proposition, investing in its offer and customer experience, while staying true to its heritage. We are convinced of the outcome of this journey and there is opportunity for growth in Belgium. Delhaize customers will increasingly benefit from the strength of our group including its merchandise and e-commerce capabilities, bringing the best of both Delhaize and Albert Heijn to our customers in Belgium.

Once the ongoing strengthening of Delhaize Le Lion is completed in the eyes of the customer, the natural next phase is to integrate all Ahold Delhaize Belgium supermarket activities into Delhaize Le Lion. In the meantime, Albert Heijn will continue to open stores in Flanders.

The Ahold Delhaize Management Board will assess the readiness for integration in the first half of 2019.

Contact:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

Source: Ahold Delhaize

Carrefour Belgium to test its own meal boxes “Simply You Boxes”

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the start of October, Carrefour Belgium will start putting together, selling and distributing meal boxes, with particular emphasis on Belgian and seasonal ingredients.

Next month, Carrefour Belgium will commence online sales of its “Simply You Boxes” – its own meal boxes. Simply You is the recipe magazine of which Carrefour Belgium distributes 600,000 copies every month. These boxes will be tested in ten stores – five Carrefour hypermarkets and five Market supermarkets.

Nine fresh, healthy recipes every week
Each week, nine new recipes will be on offer from which customers will be able to select three meals. Although obviously they will be free to choose, they can allow themselves to be guided by flavours, their favourite main ingredient (fish, meat, poultry or vegetarian) and how their families are made up – Carrefour Belgium has also given some thought to traditional family meals. In putting these meals together, Carrefour Belgium’s nutrition specialists will give preference to fresh, healthy products – and preferably ones from Belgium. Simply You Boxes will therefore most certainly delight all “Belgetarians”.

Fast and easy
In addition to the fresh and healthy ingredients used in their preparation, Simply You Boxes are all about speed and ease. With the help of easily identifiable icons, customers immediately know how much preparation and cooking time is needed, and just how straightforward the dish is to prepare. Carrefour has set itself the target of meals that can be on the table in a maximum of 30 minutes – including preparation time. Needless to say the recipes are explained with step-by-step instructions on practical sheets. For those who want more in the way of explanation, or who enjoy following tutorials on tablet computers when cooking, videos of each recipe are available on the Simply You Box website (link: www.SimplyYouBox.be).

Fast and easy to order
Preparing the meals has to be simple… and customers also have to be able to order their Simply You Boxes quickly and easily. Customers just go to the Simply You Box website and select the dishes they want in their meal box for the following week. They have up until Wednesday 11:59 PM to order their Simply You Boxes for the following week. And they can also submit orders for several weeks all in one go.

Obviously they’ll find all the ingredients they need for their meal inside their Simply You Box – except for traditional spices, cooking utensils and other general products. These extra ingredients are carefully listed in the descriptions of each recipe. If customers have run out of these ingredients, they can order them in just a few clicks.

Wine suggestions from the sommelier of the year
Benoît Couderé – the sommelier of the year – joined Carrefour Belgium’s wine team a few months ago and recommends a wine to go with each meal. As well as spices and olive oil, customers can also order the recommended wine in just a few clicks when they are putting together their Simply You Box.

Collect your box from a Carrefour Hypermarket or Market
On 1 October, Carrefour Belgium will be testing its Simply You Box concept on customers from ten of its stores; five Carrefour hypermarkets (Kuringen, Ninove, Auderghem, Bierghes and Mons) and five Market stores (Brasschaat, Schilde, Etterbeek, Waterloo and Tervueren). They’ll have up to Wednesday 11:59 PM to order their boxes online from the site and pick them up (and pay for them) at their store’s Drive or collection point. Depending on customers’ comments and suggestions, Carrefour Belgium will then extend its Simply You Box service across the rest of the country.

Price
Unlike many other meal box services, Simply You Box does not require any restrictive subscription. So customers don’t have to unsubscribe if they’re not going to be at home very much – or indeed at all – one week. But if they want, they can put together their Simply You Boxes once for several weeks. Customers then go to their store’s Drive or collection point every Monday to pick up their order. The cost is €40 for three meals for two people or €60 for three meals for four people. Carrefour has the following special launch offer: a Simply You Box for €30 for two people or €45 for four people.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour

Product launch: Quadcopter utilizing DJI Inspire drone and FLIR thermal camera

uavtechnics-thermal-drone-solution-utilizing-dji-inspire-drone-and-flir-thermal-camera

ANTWERP, Belgium, 2016-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — UAVtechnics, a European based company has released a thermal drone solution utilizing DJI Inspire drone and FLIR thermal camera resulting in a quadcopter with dual thermal and daylight vision. Both sensors are located into the same gimbal which fits seamlessly onto DJI Inspire and DJI Matrice 100. This combination makes it perfect for various applications such as security and surveillance, emergency services, industrial inspections and brings together best of both worlds: DJI, leading company in drone industry and FLIR, leading company in thermal imaging.

Sony Daylight camera specifications: 1920p FullHD video – 16MP stills
FLIR Thermal camera specifications: 336 – 640×512 pixels
Pricing starts from 8200€ exVAT

http://www.uavtechnics.com/product/inspire-thermal-dual-2/

SOURCE: EuropaWire

EOS Group acquires debt collection service provider Contentia in France and Belgium

Hamburg, 2016-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 1 July 2016, the international EOS Group acquired 100% of the shares in debt collection service provider Contentia in France and Belgium. The EOS Group already has a successful debt collection company in each of the two countries.

“With the takeover of Contentia, EOS is reinforcing its position as one of the leading providers of receivables management on the French and Belgian markets,” says Dr Andreas Witzig, Member of the EOS Group’s Board of Directors with responsibility for Western Europe.

The products and customer segments of EOS and Contentia complement one another perfectly. EOS Credirec in France and EOS Aremas in Belgium specialise in the banking and consumer finance segments. Having Contentia as its partner will enable EOS to extend its range of services, for example with a view to expanding collections in the utility, healthcare and telecommunications segments. But it is not just in the local markets that this additional area of business represents an important gain for EOS. “Thanks to our international network, customers worldwide will benefit from the diversification of our services in France and Belgium,” says Dr Witzig.

Contentia is one of the top three debt collection companies on the French and Belgian markets and has an excellent reputation. The sale to the EOS Group opens up real opportunities for growth for Contentia and boosts the company’s competitiveness. “As part of the EOS Group, Contentia will have access to new markets and can increase its market share,” explains Eric Platiau, Chief Executive of Argosyn, the company selling Contentia. The sale follows the company’s decision to withdraw from the debt collecting business, which is neither a core activity nor a strategic growth area for the financial services provider.

EOS is a member of the Otto Group and Otto Group also holds the majority in Argosyn. Until now, however, the two companies have been working independently of one another. With Contentia as part of the EOS Group, the debt collection companies can implement a common strategy in the relevant markets.

Contact:

Cornelia Claußen
Public Relations Consultant
Tel.: +49 40 2850-1685
Email: c.claussen@eos-solutions.com

Laya Moghaddam
Senior Public Relations Consultant
Tel.: +49 40 2850-1997
E-Mail: l.moghaddam@eos-solutions.com

Source: EOS

Belgium: New generation Colruyt store opens in Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 18 November a brand-new Colruyt store will open its doors at Clos du Chêne 13 in Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, 500 m from where the current store is.

New-generation store

Colruyt Chapelle is a store of the new generation. Store manager Mathieu Magrone: “The current store and car park had become too small to offer our customers an optimum service. It was time to look for a new location. This new-generation store is even more efficient and makes shopping more pleasant for our customers. When making renovations, we of course always aim at simplicity and the lowest costs, as our customers expect us to.”

The new store is built on pillars, which allowed for a covered 156-space car park to be created. Customers can easily access the store via the elevator or the moving walkway.

Brand-new butcher’s department

The butcher’s department of the new Colruyt Chapelle has also been completely redesigned. Butcher’s shop manager Sébastien Decubber: “Our customers have a clear overview of the range of meat, cold cuts and salads. And they can see the butchers at work in an open workshop. Customers can easily talk to them if they have questions or special orders.”

Collect&Go shops for the customer

The new store’s covered car park also features a Collect&Go pick-up point. “Collect&Go is the handy service of Colruyt to shop for the customers”, store manager Mathieu Magrone explains. “They send us their shopping list via collectandgo.be using their PCs or smartphones, and the Collect&Go team has their products ready at the pick-up point on the day and time of their choice. This is a handy service, and it saves time!”

Special open house

From Wednesday 18 November, manager Mathieu Magrone, butcher’s shop manager Sébastien Decubber and their 53 employees will be on hand to welcome customers at the new Colruyt Chapelle. Mathieu Magrone: “The evening before, on Tuesday evening 17 November from 17 to 20, everyone is invited for a preview of the renovations. During this special open house, we will gladly offer our customers some refreshments. Everyone is most welcome!”

Contact
Jan Derom
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)2 363 55 45
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

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Belgium: New generation Colruyt store opens in Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont

Belgium: New generation Colruyt store opens in Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont

Belgium: Renovated Colruyt store of Dendermonde opened

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 28 October the renovated Colruyt store of Dendermonde will open its doors after a few months of renovation work. The store has been expanded and restyled into a new-generation Colruyt store.

New-generation store

Store manager Rob Smeets: “Colruyt regularly renovates its stores to make them more efficient and to make shopping for customers more pleasant. At the fresh market for instance, we replaced the plastic flaps with an air curtain, the employees wear comfortable working clothes, etc. When making renovations, we always aim at simplicity and the lowest costs, as our customers expect from us.

Larger fresh market and new butcher’s department

The renovated store covers nearly 2.200 m². Customers can find a vast range of food and non-food products in all the departments. The fresh market in particular has been enlarged. For fresh quality meat, customers can visit the brand-new butcher’s department. Head butcher Peter Boel: “Our customers have a nice overview of the range of meat, cold cuts and salads. And they can see the butchers at work in an open workshop. Customers can easily talk to them if they have questions or special orders.

Collect&Go shops for the customer

Colruyt Dendermonde still has a Collect&Go pick-up point. Store manager Rob Smeets: “Collect&Go is the handy Colruyt service where we shop for our customers. They send us their shopping list over the Internet or using their smartphone, and we have their products ready at the pick-up point on the day and time of their choice. It’s a handy service, and they save time!

Special open evening

From Wednesday 28 October, store manager Rob Smeets, head butcher Peter Boel and their 61 employees will be on hand to welcome their customers at the new Colruyt Dendermonde.
Rob Smeets: “The evening before, on Tuesday evening 27 October from 17.00 to 20.00, everyone is invited for a preview of the renovations. During this special open evening, customers will be offered snacks and a drink. Everyone is most welcome!

Contact
Jan Derom
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)2 363 55 45
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

SOURCE: Colruyt Group

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Belgium: Renovated Colruyt store of Dendermonde opened

Belgium: Renovated Colruyt store of Dendermonde opened

Belgium: Colruyt Group opens shopping centre in Jambes on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site

Colruyt Group continues its investments in Wallonia

Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the inauguration last June of the new Ath-Lessines distribution centre, Colruyt Group is continuing to invest in Wallonia, this time by opening a shopping centre in Jambes, on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site. Located at the entrance to the town and as a multi-purpose project, it offers some 9,500 m2 of buildings and an underground car park with 313 spaces. The complex houses 4 complementing brands as well as the Colruyt Group Academy’s local branch. The purpose of this project is to simplify the lives of those living in Namur.

Increasing its presence in Wallonia

The opening of such a site originated from Colruyt’s Group’s desire to establish a greater presence in Wallonia. In line with the ambition of expanding the Colruyt store at Rue Commandant Tilot and setting up a Dreambaby and Bio-Planet store in the region, an opportunity arose for grouping together 4 complementing brands on the same site, as well as setting up the Colruyt Group Academy’s local branch. A large-scale project, also leading to the creation of 25 jobs. At this time, some 1,300 of the group’s employees live in the Namur region. On a whole, this is the second large-scale project that has seen the day this year in Wallonia. Going back a few months, the group inaugurated its Ath/Lessines distribution centre in the Hainaut district, thus creating some 350 new jobs.

A town gateway project

Colruyt Group has joined together with the Besix real estate group and its Cobelba division to defend the project for transforming the former industrial site known as “l’Atelier” into a town gateway project. With support from the local authorities, an S.A.R. (area for redevelopment) procedure was approved in 2012, authorising the allocation of the site to a multi-purpose project combining housing, shops and services. The shopping centre is located along the Pont des Grands Malades, forming a noise screen protecting the rest of the site. The housing is built on the banks of the Meuse.

Eco-friendly

Always looking to maintain an environmentally-friendly approach, Colruyt Group is also taking initiatives in terms of renewable energy and sustainability. The Jambes site is very well insulated (factor K21, compared to factor K45 imposed by law) and is equipped with eco-friendly components such as solar panels or a rainwater collection system to feed the future ornamental ponds located nearby. Reminder: it was also in the Namur region, and more precisely at Wépion, that the first Colruyt low-energy (K12) store was born in 2012. WE-Power, Colruyt Group’s sustainable energy provider and producer, also owns a wind farm at Spy, bordering the E42.

Simplifying the lives of those living in Namur

The brand new building is home to four complementing brands:

Colruyt: for shopping at the best prices, the Colruyt store formerly located at Rue Commandant Tilot, has moved to the Atelier site. With its larger surface area (2,500 m²), it offers in-store facilities classed as 4thgeneration facilities, including the self-service butchers.

Collect & Go: for our customers with little time to spare, the site will also benefit from a Collect&Go pick-up point providing Colruyt Group’s online shopping service.

Dreamland: the Erpent store is also moving to the Atelier site. The toy specialist boasts the widest selection of toys in the region.

Dreambaby: the baby specialist is opening its 5th store in Wallonia. Items carefully selected for parents, parents-to-be and babies, expert advice and a unique gift registry service.

As well as:

The Colruyt Group Academy: the site will house the new Namur branch of the Colruyt Group Academy, which offers a selection of workshops and training programmes targeting individuals and based on 6 topics: Cooking and tasting, Well-being and relaxation, Home and garden, Social issues, Babies and Kids & Co… Its aim? To offer practical advice applicable to everyday life and provide inspiration in a relaxed atmosphere.

Coming soon…

Bio-Planet: next spring, a Bio-Planet store, specialised in the sale of organic and ecological products, will set up shop in the building of the former Colruyt store in Jambes at Rue Commandant Tilot.

www.colruyt.be
www.dreamland.be
www.collectandgo.be
www.dreambaby.be
www.bioplanet.be
www.colruytgroupacademy.be

For more information:

Jan Derom, Colruyt Group press officer. Tel.: +32 (0)2 363 55 45 or +32 (0)4 73 92 45 10.
E-mail: jan.derom@colruytgroup.com

About Colruyt Group
Colruyt Group operates in the food and non-food distribution sector in Belgium, France and Luxembourg with approximately 500 own stores and over 500 affiliated stores. In Belgium this includes Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet, Dreamland, Dreambaby and the affiliated stores Spar and Spar Compact.  In France, in addition to the affiliated Coccinelle, CocciMarket and Panier Sympa stores, there are also approximately 70 Colruyt stores. The group is also actively involved in the food service industry (supplying food products to hospitals, company canteens and catering firms) in France (Pro à Pro) and Belgium (Solucious). Other activities include fuel distribution (DATS 24), digital printing and document management solutions (Symeta) and the production of green energy. Colruyt Group employs over 28,000 people and recorded a turnover of over EUR 8.9 billion in 2014/15. Colruyt is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (COLR) under ISIN code BE0974256852.

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Belgium: Colruyt Group opens shopping centre in Jambes on the former 'Atelier' industrial site

Belgium: Colruyt Group opens shopping centre in Jambes on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site