The week in business: 28 July


New locations for co-working spaces, Plopsa to expand Holiday Park and an overview of the rest of the week's business news

Office – Spaces

The Dutch shared workspace and co-working company has announced that it will open a new, four-floor location in Diegem, close to Brussels Airport. Competitor Tribes, also Dutch, has also announced it will open a second location, near the European quarter in Brussels, in addition to its existing location on Louizalaan.

Theme parks – Plopsa Group
The theme-park division of Flemish entertainment giant Studio 100 is investing €7.5 million in to its Holiday Park in Hassloch, Germany. The money will be used to build a 5,000 square-metre indoor zone, which will host seven new attractions

Publishing – Sanoma
Finnish magazine publisher Sanoma saw its turnover decrease by 3% in the Netherlands and Belgium in the second quarter of 2017. The media company, which does not publish separate figures for its Flemish titles, publishes such titles as Libelle, Flair and Feeling.

Supermarkets – Delhaize
The supermarket chain will open 16 new stores in Belgium this year and revamp the interior of 120 of its existing stores, with adjustments to heating and cooling equipment as well as the launch of new products.

Building products – Etex
The Brussels-based building products manufacturer, previously known as Eternit, will take over the Spanish producer of plaster products Pladur.

Television – De Mensen
The Zaventem-based TV production house has signed a three-year deal with football club RSC Anderlecht to produce all its website and social media content.

Cinemas – Kinepolis
Cinema chains Imagix and Euroscoop are appealing a May decision by competition authorities that gave stocklisted competitor Kinepolis Group the green light to build new cinemas. Kinepolis currently owns 12 cinemas across Belgium.