Fashion chain Nordstrom will open a new store formula in Los Angeles next month. Customers will only be able to get advice and try out clothing. Purchases can be picked up at the store at a later date. The store will only house clothing for people to try in one of the eight fitting rooms. Employees will place orders at one of the nearby nine stores in the region or online. The customer will then be able to pick up their order at a later date.
The European Parliament has accepted the “The functioning of franchising in the retail sector” study, which lists several solutions to strengthen a franchisee’s position. The report, an initiative from Dutch EU Parliament member Denis de Jong, says a franchisee is often in the weaker position and also presents several solutions to deal with that situation. De Jong mainly asks for a legal framework for the national franchise codes, like the Dutch Franchise Code.
Het Nest, a small brewery from Turnhout, will get its beers brewed in Brazil as well. It has struck a deal with Cervejaria Premium Paulista, which will brew and distribute the beers locally. SchuppenBoer, KoekeDam, HertenHeer and PokerFace will also be available as beers all across South America starting next month. The names are a reference to Cartamundi, the global card manufacturer equally based in Turnhout.
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