Vincent Verlaine: from Liège to Luxembourg

Vincent Verlaine: from Liège to Luxembourg

Liège-based Vincent Verlaine in 2009 expanded into Luxembourg. Growing a local customer base took a lot of energy, the brand’s business developer says as part of an interview series on shops crossing borders. This is the story of a Liège-based family business that has survived three generations and then arrived in Luxembourg in 2009. The owner, Vincent Lemineur, was offered the opportunity to take over the premises of the Tomcat shop in Strassen. “He always had in mind to enter the Luxembourg market one day”, says Guillaume Leclercq, responsible for…

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Norway to postpone end to COVID lockdown

Norway to postpone end to COVID lockdown

Norway postponed for a second time on Wednesday (28 July) a planned final step in the reopening of its economy from pandemic lockdown, due to the continued spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the government said, writes Terje Solsvik, Reuters. Measures that will be kept in place to halt the spread of COVID-19 include bars and restaurants being limited to table service and limits of 20 people on gatherings in private homes. The government in April launched a four-step plan to gradually remove most pandemic restrictions, and had completed…

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