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.

4 February 2016 in m-Tail

Yesterday, rumours surfaced that Amazon had plans for a bookstore chain with up to 400 stores in the United States. A shopping mall manager confirmed the news, but he now takes back his previous statement. 

4 February 2016 in Vastgoed

Retail real estate firm Wereldhave managed to sizeably increase its profit in 2015. Net profit nearly quadrupled, partially because of higher rental income, while its occupancy rate also increased.

4 February 2016 in m-Tail

American make-up subscription service Birchbox will cut 15 % of its jobs, while it will also halt all Canadian activities. These moves should help the company return to profitability.

 

3 February 2016 in Food

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. 

3 February 2016 in Elektronica

Lenovo, the world's largest pc manufacturer, managed to beat analysts' expectations, despite a lower demand for certain gadgets. It managed to outperform forecasts through a rigorous cost-cutting plan.

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

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.  

  • Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda wants to expand a lot, thanks to a show during New York Fashion Week. It hopes this will help double the company's profit and turnover within the next three years.

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