26 May 2016 in Food

American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, specialized in biologic and natural food, has just opened its first 365 store, a smaller and cheaper store formula it had long since announced.

26 May 2016 in Automotive

Following Opel's parent company, GM, two of the world's largest car companies (Toyota and Volkswagen) have now also entered an alliance with a digital taxi platform. The entire car industry seems to take a new future into consideration, one where people no longer own cars.

26 May 2016 in Food

Several major fishing companies, including Birds Eye, alongside fast food chain McDonald's and British supermarket chain Tesco have signed a deal to protect fish in the North Pole area.

26 May 2016 in Mode

In the first quarter, fashion chain Claire’s had to deal with a a slump in its turnover. The American company points to the lousy exchange rate fluctuations and the closure of several stores as the main reasons for the turnover drop.

26 May 2016 in m-Tail

Suitsupply has faith in the power of WhatsApp and its Chinese equivalent, WeChat. Both could be an exclusive sales channel, according to marketing director Martijn van der Zee during his E-Commerce Live! panel talk in Amsterdam.

26 May 2016 in Elektronica

At the publication of French Darty's quarterly results, its CEO Regis Schultz said he expects a major full-year profit increase compared to the year before.

26 May 2016 in Mode

Swedish H&M once again managed to attract a big name to create an exclusive collection for the fashion chain. This time around, the Parisian fashion label Kenzo will creatively collaborate with H&M.

25 May 2016 in Algemeen

Steve Rowe, British Marks & Spencer's CEO, has unveiled a new strategy that should help revitalize clothing sales. He intends to lower prices for more than a third of its product range.

25 May 2016 in Food

Local FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) brands are growing faster than their multinational competitors. Coca-Cola is still the most popular brand in the world, but Colgate is the only one with a worldwide market penetration exceeding 50 %.

25 May 2016 in Elektronica

American Twice's Consumer Electronics Retailers Report says Amazon is currently the world's second largest consumer electronics retailer, surpassing Walmart.

Food

American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, specialized in biologic and natural food, has just opened its first 365 store, a smaller and cheaper store formula it had long since announced.

  • Several major fishing companies, including Birds Eye, alongside fast food chain McDonald's and British supermarket chain Tesco have signed a deal to protect fish in the North Pole area.

  • Local FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) brands are growing faster than their multinational competitors. Coca-Cola is still the most popular brand in the world, but Colgate is the only one with a worldwide market penetration exceeding 50 %.

  • Artificial intelligence is entering the fast food world. KFC recently opened a concept store with a robot taking orders, while Pizza Hut is collaborating with Pepper, the "human robot".

Fashion

In the first quarter, fashion chain Claire’s had to deal with a a slump in its turnover. The American company points to the lousy exchange rate fluctuations and the closure of several stores as the main reasons for the turnover drop.

  • Swedish H&M once again managed to attract a big name to create an exclusive collection for the fashion chain. This time around, the Parisian fashion label Kenzo will creatively collaborate with H&M.

  • Store chain C&A has just released its first Global Sustainability Report, writing down several of its sustainability efforts. One of those achievements is that the company has been named the world's largest user of organic cotton.

  • Italian fashion house Versace appointed Jonathan Akeroyd as its new CEO, a former Alexander McQueen CEO. He will succeed Gian Giacomo Ferraris, who was in charge of the fashion label for more than 5 years.

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