Belgian news in brief, 2 March 2006

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Supermarkets generate most trust

Supermarkets generate most trust

Belgian consumers have the most trust in supermarkets such as Colruyt, Delhaize and Aldi. The Telecoms sector scored badly in terms of consumer trust, with Scarlet generating the least amount of faith. Brand name advice bureau Think/BBDO studied 10 business sectors on fulfilment of promises and that impact on consumer faith. The best performing sector was the supermarket industry followed by firms in the clothing, technology, car and beer sectors. The worst sectors were healthcare products, energy and telecoms, banks, insurance and GSM providers.

Free public transport with De Lijn

Drivers with the Flemish public transport company De Lijn were letting passengers travel for free in Ghent and Antwerp for a second successive day on Thursday. However, drivers in Mechelen and Turnhout have started accepting fares again. Drivers are protesting against the confusion sparked by De Lijn's new fares policy. Since 1 March, passengers who buy tickets in advance get a 20 percent discount, but many ticket machines are either broken or not working properly.

Belgian SMS championship for youths

TV music broadcaster TMF and The Mobile Factory — a mobile network targeting youths — are organising a Belgium text messaging championship. Who sends the fastest and most correct SMS message (including foreign words and mathematical calculations) will win the SMS Super Cup. The final will be held on 29 April and broadcast on 6 May on TMF. Pre-selections will take place for youths right across the country in sports halls starting from 31 March. The winner gets a Peugeot 107.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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