Natural foods company Wessanen reported revenue increased by 1.4% in the first quarter of 2018 to €166.7 million and it had autonomous growth in its own brands of 4.3%.
Consumer goods and food company Unilever reported sales were lower in the first quarter by -5.2% at €12.6 billion but underlying sales growth, excluding the recently announced sale of the Spreads business, was 3.7%.
Food wholesaler Sligro Food Group reported sales for the first quarter of 2018 were up 7.9% at €722 million from €669 million for the same period in 2017.
Oil shipping and storage company Vopak reported revenue in the first quarter of 2018 was lower by -7% at €316.2 million compared to €341.8 million in the same period of 2017.
The Port of Antwerp reported it had an excellent first quarter of 2018 with freight volumes up 7.1% on the same period of last year at 58.3 million tonnes, mainly due to strong growth in containers.
Mapping technology company TomTom reported revenue was lower in the first quarter of 2018 at €192 million, compared to €213 million a year earlier, but its gross margin had increased to 70% from 63%.
Property investor Vastned Retail Belgium announced the takeover offer by its majority shareholder, Dutch based Vastned Retail NV, had been formalised with a bid of €57.50 per share for all shares in the company.
Life and materials sciences company DSM reported it had continued strong organic sales growth in the first quarter of 2018 in its underlying business of around 11%.
Healthcare supplier Fagron reported it had organic growth of 6.8% in the first quarter of 2018 with turnover of €109.1 million.
Specialists metals company AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group announced it had entered into negotiations with Criterion Catalyst and Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of energy company Shell, to form a partnership for spent-catalyst processing.
Fresh and processed food company Greenyard announced it had acquired a 49% stake in Israeli fruit sourcing and exporting company Mor International with the option to become majority owner in the future.
Biotechnology company Argenx announced it had appointed Mr R. Keith Woods as Chief Operating Officer.
Heavy construction equipment company Huisman announced that it had appointed Mr Theo Bruijninckx as new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
Cinema company Kinepolis announced it was proposing Ms Marleen Vaesen and Ms Sonja Rottiers as independent directors to the General Meeting of Shareholders.
Retailer Ahold Delhaize announced Mr Frans Muller has been appointed as the new CEO, effective 1 July 2018, as Mr Dick Boer will step down as CEO and retire from the company.