8 February 2016 in Vastgoed

Food is quickly become a shopping center's most attractive customer proposition. Successful shopping centers have a larger share of food-oriented stores, a medical cluster, multicultural shopping formulas and a link to online orders thanks to a pick-up point.

8 February 2016 in Elektronica

Allegedly, Google is working on a new smartphone-focused virtual reality headset. Its own operating system will also be geared towards better support for this type of technology in the future. 

8 February 2016 in Algemeen

British retail investor OpCapita was also one of the possible buyers for the department store chain V&D, but it backed out about 10 days ago for an unknown reason.

5 February 2016 in Mode

Fashion label Burberry has decided it will alter the way it presents its collections. It will do 2 fashion shows every year, for both its men's and women's collections, with the items on sale directly afterwards.

5 February 2016 in Algemeen

Bankrupted department store chain V&D has finally found a new owner and will therefore relaunch. Entrepreneur Roland Kahn, mostly known for his clothing chain Coolcat, is the chain's new owner.

5 February 2016 in Food

Pepsi will open a bar-restaurant in New York's trendy Meatpacking district in the spring, but will it be more than merely a marketing stunt?

5 February 2016 in Elektronica

Research firm Gartner believes the wearables market, including smartwatches, will grow nearly 20 % in 2016. It expects nearly 275 million wearables to be sold this year alone.

5 February 2016 in Algemeen

Hasbro and Mattel, two major American toy manufacturers, are apparently considering a merger, according to an anonymous source who told press agency Bloomberg. The goal is to obtain a better position to compete with Danish Lego.

4 February 2016 in Mode

American clothing chain Forever 21 has filed a notice of collective dismissal, which means more all Belgian employees (over 100) will lose their job. Forever 21 has only one Belgian store left, on the Meir in Antwerp.

4 February 2016 in Mode

Dutch designer Olcay Gulsen has decided to turn all of the Supertrash stores into ST.Studio stores, while the web shop has already been turned into the more luxurious label's web shop.

Food

Pepsi will open a bar-restaurant in New York's trendy Meatpacking district in the spring, but will it be more than merely a marketing stunt?

  • Almost simultaneously, three French retailers will launch a scanner to allow shoppers to scan products at home, which are then automatically added to a shopping list. This will make eCommerce even easier. 

  • It is out there for everyone to see: whether it is sodas, ice cream or candy, an increasing number of major brands has released smaller packaging. There is a double intended goal: to reduce the amount of calories and to get better margins.

  • Entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou will compete with Aldi and Lidl after opening the very first easyFoodstore in Park Royal, northwest of London.

Mode

Fashion label Burberry has decided it will alter the way it presents its collections. It will do 2 fashion shows every year, for both its men's and women's collections, with the items on sale directly afterwards.

  • American clothing chain Forever 21 has filed a notice of collective dismissal, which means more all Belgian employees (over 100) will lose their job. Forever 21 has only one Belgian store left, on the Meir in Antwerp.

  • Dutch designer Olcay Gulsen has decided to turn all of the Supertrash stores into ST.Studio stores, while the web shop has already been turned into the more luxurious label's web shop.

  • Dutch fashion company The Sting is finalizing a new formula, focused entirely on men. However, it will take some time before its new formula will be available in shops.  

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