Increased Système U - Auchan alliance threatens European retailers

Increased Système U - Auchan alliance threatens European retailers

22/05/2015 in Food

French retailers Auchan and Système U have announced they will collaborate on a deeper level, a move that terrifies its European competitors. Legally speaking, it may not be a merger, but it could practically turn out to have the same effect. ...

Schwarz (Lidl) surpasses Carrefour as Europe's largest supermarket company

Schwarz (Lidl) surpasses Carrefour as Europe's largest supermarket company

22/05/2015 in Food

German Schwarz, which owns chains Lidl and Kaufland, has surpassed French Carrefour as Europe's largest supermarket company. Schwarz Gruppe's turnover grew 7 % in its past fiscal year, up to 79.3 billion euro. ...

Carrefour uses Philips' LED lights to send customers discounts

Carrefour uses Philips' LED lights to send customers discounts

21/05/2015 in Food

It may seem like science fiction, but it is actual reality: Carrefour is trialling LED lights embedded with technology that can track shoppers in the store and send them coupons.

Sensor signals whether packaged food has gone bad

Sensor signals whether packaged food has gone bad

20/05/2015 in Food

A company from Finland, VTT, has created a sensor that can detect whether packaged foods have gone bad. The sensor is placed on the packaging and can be read using a smartphone.

Order Domino's pizza through Twitter

Order Domino's pizza through Twitter

20/05/2015 in m-Tail

American Domino's Pizza customers can now place their order through Twitter. Send the order to the Domino's account and it will be processed and if that is too much trouble, one can simply use the pizza icon.

Metro considers Kaufhof sale

Metro considers Kaufhof sale

20/05/2015 in General

German retail concern Metro Group has confirmed its intentions to sell its department store branch Kaufhof, including the Belgian Inno branch. It is in talks with several parties, but no official bid has been tabled. ...

Strong pound hammers Burberry's profit

Strong pound hammers Burberry's profit

20/05/2015 in Fashion

Lower sales in Hong Kong and an overly strong British pound have forced Burberry to lower its profit forecast for the current fiscal year.

Mango launches Ramadan collection

Mango launches Ramadan collection

20/05/2015 in Fashion

Spanish fashion chain Mango will launch a new collection on 8 June 2015, fully focused on the Arabic countries and the Ramadan. It will mainly consist of evening wear and will only be sold in its Arabic stores.

Armin Fichtel is s.Oliver's new CEO

Armin Fichtel is s.Oliver's new CEO

20/05/2015 in Fashion

Clothing brand s.Oliver has appointed Armin Fichtel as its new CEO, succeeding Reiner Pichler who will leave the company by the end of the month.

Difficult year results in Hema turnover drop

Difficult year results in Hema turnover drop

20/05/2015 in General

In its past fiscal year, Dutch store chain Hema has seen its turnover and profit drop. The company is currently restructuring towards a new store concept which should help boost turnover.

Food

Schwarz (Lidl) surpasses Carrefour as Europe's largest supermarket company

Schwarz (Lidl) surpasses Carrefour as Europe's largest supermarket company

German Schwarz, which owns chains Lidl and Kaufland, has surpassed French Carrefour as Europe's largest...

Fashion

Strong pound hammers Burberry's profit

Strong pound hammers Burberry's profit

Lower sales in Hong Kong and an overly strong British pound have forced Burberry to...