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Maarten Reul (editorial office Belgium)

Maarten Reul (editorial office Belgium)

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 15:43

Coolblue turnover up 55 % (again)

Dutch web shop Coolblue has managed a 55 % turnover growth in the first half of 2014, which prompted founder Pieter Zwart to increase the full-year turnover forecast from 300 to 350 million euro.

Today French retailer Carrefour has opened its first Belgian stand-alone pick-up point in Waterloo, near the iconic Lion. RetailDetail was invited to check how such a stand-alone point works, and differs from one next to a supermarket.

Monday, 12 May 2014 15:08

Will Maxeda sell Brico and Plan-it?

Maxeda is considering selling off its shopping chains. The company that owns Praxis, Brico, Plan-it and Formido wants to appoint JP Morgan and Citi to consider "all of its strategic options".

Today RetailDetail has presented The Loop in Antwerp, a knowledge centre that wants to teach professionals about the stores of the future and the 'customer journey' of both now and the future, across all the possible channels.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:26

Inglot opens first Belgian store

Cosmetics chain Inglot will open its very first Belgian store in Antwerp next week, alongside the relaunch of its Dutch web shop after it went bankrupt last year.

Friday, 21 March 2014 12:41

Inditex profit growth lowest in years

Spanish fashion group Inditex has realized a 5% turnover increase last fiscal year, to 16.72 billion euro. Lower gross margins however meant net profit only rose 1 % to 2.38 billion euro, mostly because Zara was under tremendous pressure.

Sunday, 15 June 2014 08:30

RetailDetail Hercules Trophy 2014

The coolest corporate sporting festival on the planet, held in Mechelen (halfway between Antwerp and Brussels).

Friday, 17 January 2014 14:12

FAB.com opens Antwerp pop-up store

American online warehouse Fab.com will open a pop-up store in Antwerp, to get rid of excess supplies. The temporary store will be housed in a 'start-up incubator' just off of the main shopping street Meir.

British-Dutch Unilever will continue its rationalization as it seeks to reduce its product references by another 30 %. On top of that, more than 800 marketing jobs will be cut in an attempt to save an additional 500 million euro.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 13:11

Zalando to open pop-up store in Brussels

German fashion web shop Zalando will be opening its very first Belgian pop-up store next week. This pilot store will be temporarily located in the Rue Léon Lapage in the historic centre of Brussels.

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Zooplus boosts its forecasts
23 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Zooplus boosts its forecasts

Zooplus, a German web shop for animal products, has adjusted its turnover forecast upwards to at least 530 million euro after a strong semester. Previously, Zooplus forecast 500 million euro. Read more

Chronodrive trials digital shopping list
23 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Chronodrive trials digital shopping list

French Chronodrive has launched a new device called Hiku, which allows consumers to quickly create shopping lists full of items they can immediately order and pick up at a Chronodrive point. Read more

Boomerooming is newest consumer trend
23 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Boomerooming is newest consumer trend

A London-based internet firm has thrown showrooming and webrooming theories out of the window as most consumers are "boomerooming" where they choose a product online, try it out in a store and buy it online. Read more

Kiala is no more in 2016
21 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Kiala is no more in 2016

The Kiala name will cease to exist as its owner (since 2012), package delivery service UPS, will transform it into UPS Access Points. The Dutch transformation has started, the Belgian and Luxembourgian change will start later this year. Read more

Zalando profitable for the first time
18 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Zalando profitable for the first time

In the second quarter of 2014, German internet department store Zalando has managed to become profitable, for the first time ever. It had focused on rapid expansion and market occupation before, with profit as a longer-term goal for investors. Read more

Hoogvliet collaborates with Modern.nl
17 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Hoogvliet collaborates with Modern.nl

Hoogvliet customers can order a select number of Modern.nl products, those that fit Hoogvliet's products, through the supermarket's web shop.  Read more

Cyber attack impacts eBay's results
17 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Cyber attack impacts eBay's results

At the revelation of its second quarter results, eBay CEO John Donahoe admitted that a cyber attack has had its impact on the sales platform's results. Read more

Svpply
16 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Svpply "saved" through Kickstarter

Last month, eBay had informed the customers of its affiliate website, Svpply.com, that the service would cease to exist, but a Kickstarter project has collected enough funds to start a new version. Read more

American complaint startles Amazon
11 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

American complaint startles Amazon

The American Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint against Amazon, because it is apparently too easy for children to spend money on in-app purchases without parental permission. Read more

Amazon wants to try out drones in entire US
11 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Amazon wants to try out drones in entire US

Amazon has filed a request with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ask permission to test its drones in the entire United States, the next step of its unmanned delivery tests. Read more

Google invests $500 million in food delivery
10 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Google invests $500 million in food delivery

Google is planning a 500 million dollar (370 million euro) investment in Google Shopping Express, a same-day delivery grocery service that has to compete with AmazonFresh. Read more

Dutch Webshop Keurmerk launches in Belgium
10 Jul 2014 | m-Tail

Dutch Webshop Keurmerk launches in Belgium

Webshop Keurmerk, which calls itself the largest Dutch quality mark, will cross the border to Belgium. It will also change its name to reflect an international approach: Webshop Trustmark. Read more

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