My-wardrobe.com sells domain to Net-a-porter

My-wardrobe.com sells domain to Net-a-porter

22/12/2014 in m-Tail

British online retailer My-wardrobe.com has thrown in the towel. Whoever visits the website now, will be diverted to the Net-a-porter group as it has purchased the domain.

Romanian Mega Image expands at lightning pace

Romanian Mega Image expands at lightning pace

22/12/2014 in Food

Romanian supermarket chain Mega Image, part of Belgian Delhaize Group, has opened 9 stores, which means it now has more than 400 stores.

Lower than expected return from FNG bonds

Lower than expected return from FNG bonds

22/12/2014 in Fashion

Fashion group FNG announced at the start of December it would issue bonds in order to attract between 40 and 50 million euro, but it only managed to get about half.

Past shopping Sunday not deemed a grand success

Past shopping Sunday not deemed a grand success

22/12/2014 in General

The last weekend before Christmas has been a disappointing one for retailers. There were 20 % fewer electronic payments during the shopping Sunday, compared to the year before, while it has also experienced issues on Saturday.

Google shows online ad's effect on store visit

Google shows online ad's effect on store visit

22/12/2014 in m-Tail

Search engine Google has created a new service called Store Visits, that will show the online actions that have pushed consumers to the 'brick & mortar' stores.

Increasing number of wood products have FSC certificate

Increasing number of wood products have FSC certificate

19/12/2014 in DIY

A Forest Stewardship Council inquiry into the Belgian DIY chains has shown that an increasing number of wood products carry the organization's certificate, which denotes the use of sustainable wood cutting practices.

Hefty fine for L'Oréal and Unilever

Hefty fine for L'Oréal and Unilever

19/12/2014 in General

The French antitrust authority has given L'Oréal, Unilever and 9 other companies hefty fines, totaling 951.2 million euro, for price arrangements in shampoo and tooth paste, among other things. 

Farmers protest discounters's low prices

Farmers protest discounters's low prices

19/12/2014 in Food

The Belgian farmers' syndicate ABS has staged a protest at several distribution centers belonging to discounters last night. They demanded attention for the fact that the current price war is detrimental to farmers.

Carrefour sells part of its Brazilian activities

Carrefour sells part of its Brazilian activities

18/12/2014 in Food

Carrefour has sold off 10 % of its Brazilian activities to Abilio Diniz, who earlier had a nasty fight with French Casino after he had courted Carrefour about the control of his Pão de Açúcar firm.

Worldwide eCommerce up 23 % this year

Worldwide eCommerce up 23 % this year

18/12/2014 in m-Tail

According to Ecommerce Europe, eCommerce will have grown 22.9 % in 2014 to 1.9 trillion dollars (more than 1.5 trillion euro). It expects another 18 % growth in 2015, compared to 2014's numbers.

Food

Farmers protest discounters's low prices

Farmers protest discounters's low prices

The Belgian farmers' syndicate ABS has staged a protest at several distribution centers belonging to...

Fashion

Lower than expected return from FNG bonds

Lower than expected return from FNG bonds

Fashion group FNG announced at the start of December it would issue bonds in order...