9 February 2016 in Mode

Dutch textile discount chain Zeeman will invest a lot into its stores this year, while it also seeks further European expansion on top of eCommerce trials. The goal is to turn around the very first turnover drop in a few years. 

9 February 2016 in m-Tail

Jacques-Antoine Granjon, CEO and founder of French Vente-privée.com, believes Amazon will destroy classic distributors like Carrefour. It will compete these distributors into the ground and make them disappear.

8 February 2016 in Algemeen

The average Dutch consumer is not willing to share his date with retailers just yet. According to an ABN Amro report, that willingness to share has even dropped in the past two years, with customers wanting to know what retailers will do with the information provided.

8 February 2016 in m-Tail

Store chain Fnac has now given sellers of sports products, kitchen appliances and household appliances the opportunity sell items on its marketplace. In France, this puts the company in direct competition with major online players.

8 February 2016 in Mode

The European Commission approved American Carlyle Group's acquisition of Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller. It feels there is no overlap between Hunkemöller and the investor's other activities.

8 February 2016 in Food

Chocolate manufacturer Mars has announced it will ban all artificial colour additives from its candy, answering the ever-louder call from the consumer who desires more natural ingredients.

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.

Food

Chocolate manufacturer Mars has announced it will ban all artificial colour additives from its candy, answering the ever-louder call from the consumer who desires more natural ingredients.

  • 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.

Mode

Dutch textile discount chain Zeeman will invest a lot into its stores this year, while it also seeks further European expansion on top of eCommerce trials. The goal is to turn around the very first turnover drop in a few years. 

  • The European Commission approved American Carlyle Group's acquisition of Dutch lingerie chain Hunkemöller. It feels there is no overlap between Hunkemöller and the investor's other activities.

  • 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.

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