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English translation: padlock law

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Flemish term or phrase:grendelwet
English translation:padlock law
Entered by: Lucy Simpson
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19:32 Mar 26, 2003
Flemish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Flemish term or phrase: grendelwet
Jarenlang moest worden gestreden tegen allerlei beperkende wetgevingen die de normale groei van X poogden tegen te werken. X, gepenaliseerd door de 'grendelwet', diende dan ook expansie te zoeken op buitenlandse markten.
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 20:42
padlock law
Explanation:
"At the time the company had 80 supermarkets which covered the main towns in Belgium. The public authorities enacted the first drastic laws intended to restrict the spread of large surface stores. These were known as the "padlock law". Delhaize needed to find a balance between expansion abroad and outside Europe, where these measures were becoming the norm, and prudent diversification in Belgium."

HTH,

Serge L.
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Serge L
Local time: 21:42
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Thank you - the reference was also a help.
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padlock law


Explanation:
"At the time the company had 80 supermarkets which covered the main towns in Belgium. The public authorities enacted the first drastic laws intended to restrict the spread of large surface stores. These were known as the "padlock law". Delhaize needed to find a balance between expansion abroad and outside Europe, where these measures were becoming the norm, and prudent diversification in Belgium."

HTH,

Serge L.


    Reference: http://www.delhaizegroup.com/en/gr_history.asp
    Reference: http://www.delhaizegroup.com/nl/gr_history.asp
Serge L
Local time: 21:42
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Thank you - the reference was also a help.

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