Mirage Retail Group welcomes BCC into the family
Amsterdam, November 26, 2020 - Mirage Retail Group (Mirage) is proud to announce today the closing of the acquisition of BCC. For the transaction, all works councils and competition authorities have given the required regulatory approval.
Mirage sees BCC as a strong Dutch brand for consumer electronics and recognizes great potential for further growth. BCC will continue to set course for success in the Netherlands with all 1500 employees and 62 stores under the flag of Mirage.
"We are delighted to welcome all 1500 employees of BCC to the Mirage family today," said Michiel Witteveen, CEO of Mirage Retail Group. "We looked forward to the conclusion of this agreement with confidence and it is good that it has now been definitively sealed. Now weavers can build on our joint success".
"This acquisition is good for BCC. Under the Mirage flag, we can now develop further," says Herman Bramer, CEO of BCC, who is also pleased with this step. "BCC and Mirage complement each other well on many fronts.
Mirage is the retail platform behind a number of trusted retail formulas in the Netherlands including; Blokker, Big Bazar and Intertoys, and recently also the strength behind the new retail formula Miniso. Mirage derives from the former Blokker Holding and therefore has a rich history in the Dutch high streets. Mirage specializes in turn-around strategies for the retail industry, combining its extensive knowledge and experience in retail, real estate and logistics to lead profitable and future-proof retail brands. With the acquisition, Mirage employs nearly 10,000 people with annual sales of approximately EUR 1 billion.
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About Mirage Retail Group
Mirage Retail Group (Mirage) is the retail platform behind the trusted and innovative retail formats Blokker, Big Bazar and Miniso in the Netherlands. Mirage retail formats roughly count 779 stores and 8,000 employees. In 2019 Mirage’s turnover was 544 million euros. Mirage wants to have a positive impact on the Dutch retail market by surprising the market with relevant, innovative and future-proof retail formats. In this way, we make the day-to-day life of our customers more fun, easier and more sustainable. The head office is located in Amsterdam. For more information, please visit www.mirageretailgroup.nl.
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